Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Child Labour in Pakistan

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It was one of our regular nights out with friends when a 7 year old kid approached us to see if we were interested in buying balloons from him. When asked why he was working and not going to school, he shared a heart-rending story of how his parents were both very ill and he was the only earner of the family of five. This shook the ground for me, and I decided to do a series of photographs on “Child Labour in Pakistan.” From that day on, I started noticing that there was a huge number of child laborers selling their childhood in the streets. All these photographs were taken within 2 kilometers of where I live. According to UNICEF, there are 10 million kids in Pakistan who start working at a meager age and never get the education or the lives that they deserve.


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About the photographer:

I am a 18 year old youth activist who tries his best to bring a positive change through his camera. Being a former exchange student to USA, I believe in celebrating the differences and bringing this world to a common platform of peace; where nothing is better or worse but just different.

Here is the link to my photography blog.

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Shahzeb Younis Twitter: shahzebyounasShahzeb

A business student, an amateur photographer & videomaker, and a Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program Alumnus. I love to show my opinions through pictures rather than writing them in blogs. Travelling and getting to know new people is the latest thing in my bucket list. Vintage stuff is the new awesome.