The project comprehensively protect 50 children against child labour by: helping children enroll, stay and succeed in schools; and by supporting children and their families with social cash transfers.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Child labour constitutes a key obstacle to achieving Universal Primary Education and other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Zambia. Not only on the welfare of individual children, but also slows broader national poverty reduction efforts. Children forced out of school and into labour to make help their families make ends meet are denied the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for gainful future employment, thereby perpetuating the circle of poverty.
How will this project solve this problem?
Identification and Removal (Direct Action): Immediate direct reaction will be used to rescue children from unconditional worst forms of child labour and provide them with the support and follow-up needed for their recovery and reintegration.
Potential Long Term Impact
Second chance education will offer children who have never enrolled/drop out in school, a ‘bridge’ to successful integration or reintegration in the formal school classroom, and later succeed in future after attaining meaningful employment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $100
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $100 . The original project funding goal was $6,000.