The 12 of June is proclaimed the World Day against Child Labor. On this day, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth in collaboration with different NGOs that operates in Albania organized an awareness campaign to raise awareness among the public opinion about child labor. In order to organize this activity, it was requested that volunteers from different organizations working with children should take part in this initiative. ADRA’s volunteers and staff have joined this initiative.

Our Albanian and German volunteers shared information and sensitized the public opinion at the “Kavaja” street in Tirana about this issue. Today, in Albania, you can see children bagging, selling different things and cleaning car’s windows everywhere in every street and crossroad.

This has become a very problematic situation because the number of the children that are being used by their families or tutors has increased in the recent years. Of course, the money that they gain through their work is given to their parents or tutors who utilized them not for the children well being.

For this reason we sensitized the people that if they will give money to these children they will continue bagging or selling at the street. The best thing that they can do in this case is to give fruits or food and no money. ADRA Albania will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth in order to carry on this initiative in the upcoming months.