World Day Against Child Labour

B-roll: Giving Madagascar’s child domestic workers a second chance

In Madagascar, driven by poverty and lack of opportunity, many children work as domestic workers in conditions that can be dangerous for their health and safety. A project of the International Labour Organization aims to reduce the number of children in domestic work through awareness-raising and skills training.

Date issued: 12 June 2018 | Size/duration: 04:49

Antsirabe, Madagascar (shot in December 2017 ) with additional archive b-roll from Malawi (2013), Philippines (2015)
Production date:
12 June 2018
Natural sound (sound bites in English and French)
Copyright ILO - ILO audio-visual material is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 IGO license
Video type:
child labour, domestic worker


00:00 – 00:05
Child labourers pick tobacco leaves in Malawi 
00:05 – 00:08
Child labourers sort charcoal in the Philippines 
00:08 – 00:26
Child labourers in stone quarry break rocks, and child labourers carry bricks in brickyard in Antsirabe, Madagascar
00:26 – 00:45
Nivo, 16-year-old domestic worker at work: cleans, looks after pigs, and feeds baby in Antsrabe, Madagascar 
00:45 – 00:51
Sound bite Nivo, Domestic worker (in Malagasy):
“I’ll always work as a servant like this, because I’m illiterate. There’s nothing but this.”
00:51 – 01:01
Various of skills training class for former child labourers at Sarobidy Association training centre, Antsirabe
01:01 – 01:27
Male labour inspector in discussion with female head of Sarobidy Association, labour inspectors carry out child labour inspection on streets of Antsirabe
01:27 – 01:47
Sound bite Dera Randrianarivony, Labour inspector (in French):
“She’s afraid of the repercussions, so she’s not telling the truth about her real situation. So we encourage children to know their rights and encourage the employer to obey the law.”
01:47 – 02:02
Sarobidy training centre, girls in classroom learn computer skills
02:02 – 02:35
Hortensia, former child domestic worker and beneficiary of ILO skills training programme, walks in field and tends to farm animals, chickens and pigs
02:35 – 02:43 
Sound bite with Hortensia's mother (in Malagasy):
“It was poverty that made us send her out to work, but if she was really suffering, like she told us, it’s better to have her back with us.”
02:43 – 03:03 
Sound bite with Lauréat Rasolofoniainarison, National administrator of the ILO project in Madagascar (in French):
“We are often told, “we send our children out to work because we’re poor”. Every project tackling child labour has an awareness-raising component, so the ILO has been getting the message out that it’s time to look at things the other way round: you’re poor because you send your children out to work.”
03:03 – 03:12 
Hortensia with the head of the Sarobidy Association in front of her home 
03:12 – 03:24 
Beneficiaries of skills training dance in front of Sarobidy Training Centre (END of scripted story) 
03:24 – 04:48 
(Additional b-roll from brickyard at Antsirabe, Madagascar)
10-year-old girl carries bricks on her head through brickyard, another 10-year-old girl carries bricks, 7-year-old boy walks up steps with bricks on his head