PREVENTION OF CHILD LABOR
Seasonal migrant agricultural work is stated as the worst form of child labor within the scope of the National Program on the Elimination of Child Labour 2017-2023, prepared by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
Thousands of children of migratory agricultural worker families are migrating to various regions of Turkey between April and October for seasonal harvesting of different products. These children are working 12-15 hours a day while deprived of basic needs and can’t continue their education 1/3 of the school year, almost half of them leave school completely. With the pandemic, conditions got more difficult; with lengthening distance education and school closures, the risk of these children separating from education has increased considerably.