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Iqbal Masih, Child Activist

 

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What would lead a young child to speak to people from nation’s around the world. For Iqbal Masih, a boy from pakistan, the reson was child labor. Iqbal was sold in to slavery at the age of 4. For the next six years of his live, he was forced to weave carpets four 12 ours each day. When Iqbal excaped at age 10, he told his story because he want to save other children. Sadly, Iqbal was shot and killed on April 16, 1995.

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What would lead a young child to speak to people from nations [DELETED apostrophe] around the world? For Iqbal Masih, a boy from Pakistan, the reason was child labor. Iqbal was sold into slavery at the age of 4. For the next six years of his life, he was forced to weave carpets for 12 hours each day. When Iqbal escaped at age 10, he told his story because he wanted to save other children. Sadly, Iqbal was shot and killed on April 16, 1995.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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04/2005