Kids At Work : This is one image from the village of Birbhum.You can see a gang of kids going to the fields carrying bamboo baskets on their heads to help their parents already working there.The kids study at the local school too,but help their parents during their leisure.Many of them are not always lucky enough to go to higher classes and study till college,but end up as dropouts in the fifth or sixth standards to help their parents full time in the fields.The Govt.Of India has started a mid day meal programs at the school to provide school going children lunch during school hours so that the dropout percentage is reduced in the villages of India and education gets a boost.
Some tids bits about the Mid Day Meal Program :
The Mid Day Meal Scheme is a programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nation wide.The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in Primary and Upper Primary Classes in Government, Government Aided, Local Body, Education Guarantee Scheme, and Alternate Innovative Education Centres, Madarsa and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and National Child Labour Project schools run by the Ministry of Labour.Serving 120,000,000 children in over 1,265,000 schools and Education Guarantee Scheme centres, it is the largest such programme in the world.Despite the success of the program, child hunger as a problem persists in India. According to current statistics, 42.5% of the children under 5 are underweight.
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-17 1:23
An excellent photograph and also a sad reminder of the hardships being faced by these children in villages across the country. Nice colours and very good clarity. At least the two older girls seem happy to be photographed.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-07-17 1:56
well captured group of children. The lower POV gives us very nice perspective and I like how you managed to catch them in movement. Nice colors and well planned framing.
Thanks for sharing
daddo (26904) 2014-07-17 2:00
Salam Farhat. Helping parent is fine but not at the cost of one's education. However when a family has many mouths to feed, every little bit of help is valued. The figures are mind boggling- 120,000,000 children! The gov. is undertaking an admirable project. Precious little lives many under so much pressure of being born disadvantaged. A sad photo but I understand the imperatives behind Kids at Work. Best wishes. Klaudio.
drweizy (540) 2014-07-17 2:27
Good POV, good colors, good capture for the facial expression, although in rembrandt light.
I also had done similar work when I was a child. good children, to be happy.
snunney (100850) 2014-07-17 2:46
A superb capture of this group of children who, unfortunately, have to work to help their parents maintain a living. I like the framing and the expressions on the kids' faces as well as the fine sense of animation. Excellent realisation of this well presented daily life composition.
pajaran (61932) 2014-07-17 3:02
Dobar dan popodne.
Interesantan tekst o deci sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na decu koja rade da bi ziveli ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana deca na poslu.
Deca su nase najvece bogatstvo i buducnost, zastitimo decu ...
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good day afternoon.
An interesting article about children with a description ...
Nice view of the children who work for a living ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the children at work.
Children are our most valuable asset and the future, the protection of children ...
Nice afternoon and all the best.
jhm (154602) 2014-07-17 4:35
Our children are all kings and queens, against these children, also yet so small to work.
Composition and subject, make these picture attractive.
Colours and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (81881) 2014-07-17 5:26
Je ne suis pas vraiment en faveur du travail des enfants en aussi bas âge, mais je me souviens que moi aussi je travaillais tous les été , 10 heures par jour dans les champs et je n'ai pas viré trop mal. Un beau cadrage bien animé.
Nicou (144332) 2014-07-17 5:46
quelle vue et image de ces jeunes en train de porter ces lourdes charges superbe captage et compo quelle scène et image quel expression sur la jeune et le garçon superbe.
Bravo et amitié
berek (50504) 2014-07-17 7:45
Two children dressed in red smiley face was very impressed. a beautiful life through photography
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-07-17 8:04
Splendid photo of this daily life scene with nice colors and great neatness. A great reportage to the kids at work, harsh reality.
Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (72971) 2014-07-17 8:18
Known problem in SE-Asia, Farhat, childern at work.
Yet, you managed a wonderful happy facers picture, and superbly taken against the backlight.
Impressive and charming photojob.
Good night from israel,
holmertz (54363) 2014-07-17 8:18
Although the girl gives you a kind of smile this is a rather sad photo. I am fairly well informed of the circumstances surrounding child labour and should not condemn it right away, but it is terribly sad that these conditions still exist in such large parts of the world. You managed a good photo in spite of the very difficult light, and along with the note you have made a good contribution to the site.
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-07-17 19:57
Education and children labour are really two issues to solve in many rural areas Fabbs, amazing sample of life, these kids are so young and are doing very hard work, a touching report, regards
Cricri (120609) 2014-07-17 23:09
Beaux portrait d'enfants, scène de vie, couleurs et top dans le cadrage , très belle image
Silvio1953 (145731) 2014-07-18 0:41
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with nice children at work, excellent clarity, wondergul colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good weeek end, ciao Silvio
ourania (47166) 2014-07-18 8:16
an excellent composition, especially if we consider that it was a quick and spontaneous capture while the children were walking towards you. I like very much your upward point of view which attracted the children's interest and derived intriguing, steady glances from them. There's superb dynamism in this daily life scene, wonderful clarity and fine colours, despite the strong lighting contrasts between foreground and background. This looks like hard daily life but the children seem to be content. I hope they get more opportunities in life while growing up but can't help thinking about the children who are facing much worse living conditions and war. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
serp2000 (44612) 2014-07-18 10:46
Good portraits of the parent's helpers. I also like your choice of this low point of view. Thanks for so interesting note, this is a big social problem for all developing countries. Excellent journalist work! TFS!
adramad (46542) 2014-07-18 12:17
A fantastic composition, with the portrait of these children, carrying on their heads baskets those great, I just hope they do not weigh much, the floor gives a good graphic image, lovely colors.
Have a good weekend.
Fis2 (99794) 2014-07-18 13:19
A very nice scene.
Good frame and colors.
Children are adorable.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-18 14:37
There was not child labor law while I was growing up in the Philippines, so we have to work to help support the family, not abuse it's a matter of survival. Nice documentation of the daily life of people with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-07-19 0:59
A beautiful shot, nice angle.. love the expressions on the children's faces.. you managed back light well.
delpeoples (58618) 2014-07-19 22:17
Namsakar dear Farhat
A beautiful photo of this gorgeous children. They seem happy and healthy, and this could be due to the food program you speak of. I like how you have shot the photo at their eye level, not looking down at them. The colours and definition are beautiful, as is the way you handled shooting into the light.
resat1972 (7576) 2014-07-20 0:39
children did not die,
I hope that stops the killing of children in Palestine
fds (9403) 2014-07-20 5:37
dear farhat great image with this fantastic kind with great colors and very beautiful scharpneer
great composition and document
mesutilgim (95554) 2014-07-21 12:08
Hello dear Farhat,
Very nice capture of this cute kids ! My favorite in this compo are the two kids at left watching the scenery curiously.
TFS and best regards
photoray (13981) 2014-07-21 17:59
Interesting candid of the children at work carrying baskets on their heads. The plight of children when exploited is disheartening. Too bad the Rich cannot share a little more of their wealth.
The scene reminds me of a summer when I sometimes helped my Grandfather make extra money on Saturdays by picking avocados in SoCal, I held up the basket while he picked and dropped the avocados into it while perched on a ladder. I didn't mind, because my Grandfather was very loving and protective.
Thanks for sharing,
COSTANTINO (66210) 2014-07-21 22:05
Hello my dear friend
your shots are always delicate and bring
a message simple but nice capture with
those little children going to the fields
carrying bamboo baskets on their heads
to help their parents
what could I say?nothing else
because you describe this scenery
in the best way
a scene that teaches too many
have a nice time
claudeD (39645) 2014-07-22 3:54
very fine portrait picture showing this young children doing really a hard job for their age. Very good composition, fine colors and sharpness for your picture here.I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-22 6:32
I wish I could see them going to school or playing, it hurts to see children going to work in this fragile age..the lack of smile on his beautiful and innocent face shows his seriousness about his "job"...
Hopefully, soon we will see a picture of them playing, worries free...
Thank you very much for visiting me and for your polite comments!!
rychem (37459) 2014-07-22 9:15
The kids smile, but their life is hard, great emotional photo, very well captured
lousat (92964) 2014-07-22 9:25
Hi Farhat,very interesting post and very interesting theme in the note about the childrens work,an example of what happens in the poor countries of the world but not rare in Italy too,the pic is fantastic,a backlight very well exposed and an original imposing perspective,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
omid266 (6746) 2014-07-22 21:33
Dear my friend,
Thanks for wishes for Ramadan and fasting,
These years in summer fasting is hard but Thanks God anyway,
Wishe the same for you dear friend,
Thanks for sharing this nice document about daily life with useful text,
** Best Wishes , **
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-24 5:45
These boys and girls are so cute. Put the baskets on their headtops. They must heard from their parents. It's a very nice picture showing the daily life of your place. Thanks for sharing.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-07-26 0:04
very nice full body portrait. good details and light management.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-30 6:02
A learned and very interesting cultural type of photo. Sad to think that many children will not progress with their studies, but nice to share in the family values of working together. On the technical side, this is a colorful image, and the background sunlight adds even more to the final result. Good to at least see on smile on the young girls face, it makes me do the same in return. :) Take good care. All the best.
aliabazari (16170) 2014-08-24 22:02
Very nice shot of daily life and the children. Good sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
mcmtanyel (24041) 2014-08-26 22:22
This is a very cute, very colorful photo. The kids seem proud of their work. Great light management, well done!
macjake (69223) 2014-08-29 4:04
a real life photo and scene for sure.
too bad it has to actually be this way.
i'm sure the children would prefer to be out playing and exploring the world.
I like how you got down low to capture this scene, I feel from the viewers pov that i'm right there on the street with them
excellent post for TE
PaulVDV (29535) 2014-08-29 21:39
A good testimony of the reality today in many places around the world. Children who have to work instead of receiving education at school and this while their work is often the most unhealthy and harmful.
Yet we don't see sad faces. I especially like the facial expression of the girl in the red dress with white flowers.
Best regards, Paul
emka (100059) 2014-08-31 22:47
How sad that these small kids have to work instead of playing and studying in school. And they are smiling so nicely. Excellent picture
WArm regrads Malgo
nikkitta (17066) 2014-09-01 13:13
Good contribution at the sad subject of children work, good program going on in India
Children carrying empty baskets seems kind and smile at you in a charming way
Well done, regards
clic (17277) 2014-09-02 8:11
Hello Farhat and sorry for being late to answer to your kind words.
I see four different gallant and powerful figures in a nice portrait; the youngest at left depicting a nice visual balance, compared to the olders taking on a share of the family business.
Waylim (25502) 2014-09-04 10:43
Excellent image depicting the way of life in this area where children are contributing to help support the family. Where most kids in large city are so spoiled with games and toys.
danos (99309) 2014-09-09 23:27
a good reportage shot from the daily life of the town with the two children to work carrying bamboo baskets on their heads.
A very beautiful photo with the children to look at your lens carefree and happy i think.
Morac (27723) 2014-09-12 2:40
Beautiful scene of daily life.
Royaldevon (39792) 2014-09-14 0:07
As a teacher, myself, I recognise the value of education. I sincerely hope that these small children will be able to combine schooling with this need to help parents.
I like how you have got down low to photograph them. It gives the impression that the children are walking right out of the screen and there is a very direct contact between the figures and the photographer.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Selmik (3625) 2014-09-21 20:27
Thank You for commenting on my photography.
This is a nice and lovely picture of these beautiful in their childhood kids. Well presented composition with great colours and sharpness. The sad thing is that kids instead of going to class and study work hard to make the living of the family. Hoping that future will be brighter for them and brings many great opportunities :–)
stego (24132) 2014-09-22 4:30
A touching image that is a great capture of the seemingly hard daily life of those children. Their faces are very expressive and the smile of the girl on the right is precious. The POV was very well chosen, producing a nicely balanced image,
TFS, regards, José.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-17 1:17