Social indicators when poverty engulfs a family, the children are the most affected and most vulnerable- their rights to survival, growth and development are at risk. A child born today in the developing countries has a 4 out of 10 chance of living in extreme poverty; this chance is even higher for Bangladesh child
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The most visible cause of child labour Barisal City corporation areas is economic poverty. The difficulty of earning adequate income by parents puts pressure on all members of the family, including children, to involve in the combined family struggle for survival. According to survey report 2007over 96 per cent of the survey families felt that the biggest burden in raising their children was feeding them. Therefore, the majority of children become child labour due to the economic hardship.
How will this project solve this problem?
The working children in different hazardous sectors of Barisal city corporation area and their families through direct intervention and awareness rising. The children and their families will be offered with non-formal education, skill development training, alternative income generation means and basic health care services. Interventions of skill development training include providing marketable skill training to facilitate obtaining employment in non-hazardous workplaces at legal age.
Potential Long Term Impact
By raising awareness of labour children and working with governments to include these children in policy and practice, we are working towards helping the estimated 100 million labour children worldwide.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.