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Nasib Anak-Anak Meksiko Terpaksa Bekerja di Tengah Pandemi

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Senin, 19 Okt 2020 20:45 WIB

Chiapas - Sekolah yang tutup selama pandemi COVID-19 membuat anak-anak di Meksiko terpaksa menghabiskan seluruh harinya dengan bekerja membantu orang tuanya.

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Suasana ruang kelas kosong yang tutup akibat pandemi COVID-19 di La Ilusion, Chiapas, Meksiko.  

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Pejabat pendidikan Meksiko baru-baru ini mengatakan bahwa pendaftaran untuk tahun ajaran baru turun sekitar 10%.  

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Akibat sekolah yang tutup, anak-anak di Meksiko kini terpaksa bekerja penuh untuk membantu keluarga mereka.   

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Sebelumnya, mereka hanya bekerja setelah pulang sekolah seperti membantu membuat furnitur atau bekerja di tambang.  

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Seperti Andres Gomez (11), ia kini menghabiskan seluruh harinya dengan menambang.  

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Bayaran yang didapat anak-anak ini tidak besar, hanya cukup untuk membeli makanan sehari-hari.  

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mereka berharap sekolah cepat dibuka.  

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