Output 1: Improved country level child labour and education legal framework
- The Partnership Protocol Agreement was signed between the Government of The Sudan the International Labour Organization and the European Union on October 13, 2008 in Khartoum. Being the first time child labor elimination programmes were being implemented in the country, signing of the partnership protocol was followed by capacity building targeting government officials and non-governmental organizations.
- The government of Sudan has made significant progress in revising the list of hazardous work. In January 2012, the National Steering Committee convened to endorse the list. The endorsed list was reviewed by ILO/IPEC legal specialist and comments forwarded to the government. The Sudan list of hazardous work covers emerging forms of hazardous child labour.
- The Ministry of Education has initiated the process of developing a five years education plan for the country. A Stakeholder’s Education Conference took place in February 2012 bringing together stakeholders to input into this process. TACKLE input into the sector plan is to mainstream strategies to combat child labour.
Output 2: Strengthened institutional capacity to formulate and implement child labour strategies
- Government officials have been trained on mainstreaming child labour elimination in education sector plans, child labour reporting and laws, policies and reporting tools to support the fight against child labour. Trained officials have been instrumental in spearheading government planning for elimination of child labour.
- In July 2011, TACKLE supported the Ministry of General Education and the National Council for Child Welfare to organize workshop that enhanced partnerships with different stakeholders and duty bearers to support tackling child labour through education.
- Officials from the Sudan Bureau of Statistics officials were trained in November 2011 on child labour data collection through baseline surveys and rapid assessments. Subsequent to the training, plans are already underway to analyze the 2005 national census to retrieve child labour relevant data.
Output 3: Targeted actions to combat child labour
- TACKLE Project in partnership with ILO Cairo launched a study on apprenticeship and skills training. The study’s component relevant to child labour focused on identifying the types of training programmes, duration and the general training environment including hygiene and safety in micro and small enterprises in the urban informal sector. The study ascertains the extent to which the informal economy employs children and the conditions in which the children work. The study findings and recommendations will be used to inform skills training for children withdrawn and prevented from worst forms of child labour.
Output 4: Enhanced knowledge base and networks on child labour and education
- TACKLE has supported two WDACL events in The Sudan. The fora brought together children, government officials, parents and other stakeholders to highlight causes and consequences of child labour.
- Inclusion of the media in WDACL events has helped highlight child labour messages in the country. This has resulted in increased awareness on child labour.
Good practices in tackling child labour through education - Selected examples from the IPEC TACKLE Project
10 October 2013
The objective of the TACKLE project was to contribute to the withdrawal of children engaged in child labour and to prevent further entry of children into employment by offering them alternative education and training opportunities and thereby contributing towards poverty reduction.