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Your experiences working as a child

Opportunity to share your childhood experience of work as part of a new IDS project

4 May 2020
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The ACHA programme (Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture) recently published the first of a series of mini-essays in which development professionals reflect on their own experiences of working as children.

Irrespective of where you grew up, if you would like to share your childhood experiences of work please send a short narrative to ACHA (

Please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • approach it however you like;
  • write as little or as much as you like (but under 1,000 words),
  • in whatever form you like;
  • try to put yourself back into your frame of mind as a child;
  • use 18 years old as a rough cut-off age, and
  • think about harm

All narratives that are published on the ACHA website will be anonymised.

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