Covered in powder, Sylvian, 2, sits alongside his mother, pounding rocks with a mallet in an ore heap in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the only life Sylvian has known.
According to Article 32 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, children have the right to be protected from economic exploitation. Through the efforts of Group One, a UNICEF-supported Belgian NGO, this is starting to happen in DR Congo.
Watch to learn what UNICEF is doing to help.