Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers

Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a firsthand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous, degrading, and dirty work.

Published June 18, 2013 at 12:00am PDT

HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, are partnering with World Vision as advocates to end child slavery.

Watch some other clips from their trip, and join us in the fight against child exploitation.

What you can do to help end child slavery

Learn more about our work to protect children from exploitation and how you can respond.

Pray for children in extreme poverty who are compelled to work in dangerous, dirty, and degrading conditions as a means of supporting their families’ income. Pray that their parents and caretakers would acquire safe work that would in turn allow children to attend school and experience childhood in all its fullness.

Make a one-time donation to World Vision’s Children in Crisis Fund — or give monthly to provide support for exploited children. Your contribution will help us bring critical assistance to children who have lived through nightmares, using interventions like trauma counseling, medical care, nutritious food, safe shelter, education, vocational training, and more.

See the reaction of JD, Drew, and Jonathan Scott as they enter the Delhi slum where hundreds of
child laborers live and play.

 

Street kids enrolled in World Vision's non-formal education center in Delhi take a break from their learning for a magic trick by Jonathan Scott.

 

Nine-year-old Arti, whom the Property Brothers met, is a former child laborer who is now attending the World Vision school in Delhi and has big dreams for the future.

 

 Watch this brief background of the Delhi Child Restoration Project, where the Property Brothers visited, which World Vision is operating to keep children from life on the streets as laborers.

 
Jonathan Scott climbs to the top of a slum home to hear the hopes and dreams of 12-year-old Bitoo,
a former child laborer.