The local NGO Healthcare
Center for Children (HCC) has announced it will provide 299 children
with scholarships to encourage them to stay in school instead of
engaging in hazardous forms of agricultural child labour, according to
Sok Sopha, HCC trafficking prevention program officer.
who are six to 14 years old, will receive school materials such as
uniforms, bags, books, stationery and bicycles as part of the
scholarship. According to the NGO, the incidence of
agricultural-related illness and injury is much higher than in other
sectors, with 12 percent more children likely to be injured working in
agriculture than manufacturing.