School Year a Hefty Financial Burden on Families

Tajik parents are finding it harder than ever to afford the uniforms and equipment their children need at the start of the school year.

School Year a Hefty Financial Burden on Families

Tajik parents are finding it harder than ever to afford the uniforms and equipment their children need at the start of the school year.

Friday, 4 September, 2009
In a country where over half the population lives below the World Bank-defined breadline of two US dollars a day, many children have had to work over the summer holiday to help earn enough to cover the outlay.



A number of rights groups believe it is wrong to prevent children from working, although they are against allowing them to do heavy manual labour.



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