Guest writer. Kaaronda Evalistus, NUNW’s General Secretary
The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) is pleased to be associated with an idea as noble as this one. Child labour had grown over the past years and assumed unimagined global proportions estimated in 2005 at about 250 million children between the ages of five (5) and fourteen (14) of whom 120 million are said to have been employed on a full time basis. Whichever way one looks at it, child labour has the effect of depriving children their right to proper and sound physical, moral and intellectual development as they are coerced into taking adult responsibilities prematurely.