Helping Little Hands

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This child, around 9 years old, could be mostly seen at the highway connecting Batticaloa to Trincomalee near vaakarai.During every evening after school, along with his village friends-both girls and boys around his age, he used to hang around the roadside with few bags in his hands, containing freshly plugged tamarind,mango,and lime.He will almost jump infront of the running vehicles hoping to sell the bags, which will earn him few hundred rupees, that will help his poor parents to run the family.However im confused whether to add this into child labour.. so decided to end the conversation with the child by just saying…go home and study !!..after buying the last bag of tamarind hoping he would go home..and im happy he did , along with his sister..