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Thai Schools for Migrants Aim to Prevent Child Labor

Thailand's seafood industry is expressing concern about child labor practices that could see exports to the United States restricted. The Thai government established schools for children of migrant laborers, most from Burma, to provide an alternative to child labor.
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Thai and migrant workers' children leave school in trucks in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)
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Thai and migrant workers' children leave school in trucks in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)

Burmese teacher Than Than Win with children of migrant workers at a school in Samutsakhon Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)
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Burmese teacher Than Than Win with children of migrant workers at a school in Samutsakhon Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)

Principal Pisarn Nuntasae with migrant workers' children at Wat Sri Suttharam School in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)
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Principal Pisarn Nuntasae with migrant workers' children at Wat Sri Suttharam School in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)

Children of migrant workers study in class in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)
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Children of migrant workers study in class in Samutsakhon, Thailand, December 20, 2012. (VOA/D. Schearf)

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