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Andhra Pradesh: Child-related Activities of Key UN Agencies

Map of Andhra Pradesh
Colour schemes for various projects

ILO activities: Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Hyderabad

    ILO is currently implementing the second phase of the Andhra Pradesh State Based Project (APSBP) for the Elimination of Child Labour, the first phase of which, started in 1999. Under the second phase of the project, activities in the rural districts of Mahabubnagar and Kurnool follow the integrated strategy, which has been developed and tested during phase I. This strategy includes (i) ensuring full enrolment and prevention of school dropout through Early Warning Systems; (ii) providing additional income opportunities for child labour families through skills training and self-help groups formation and (iii) developing participatory monitoring and evaluation based on community-developed indicators. Simultaneously, a new model addressing the special issues of urban child labour and focusing on providing vocational training to older children is being developed in Hyderabad.

UNICEF activities: East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Chittoor, Anantapur, Kurnool, Hyderabad

    UNICEF is currently implementing the Elementary Education Programme in East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor, Kurnool and Hyderabad, and the Child Protection Programme in East Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Chittoor, Anantapur, Kurnool and Hyderabad. The Elementary Education Programme supports the Government’s SSA initiative by making efforts to: (1) reduce gender disparities; (2) promote access and quality education for children from disadvantaged groups; (3) enhance learning achievements by improving the quality of education; (4) improve and expand educational data and analysis and (5) deliver and document quality education. The Child Protection Programme complements the Government’s initiatives in the areas of child labour, child trafficking, and children in difficult circumstances. In the field of child labour, the programme focuses particularly on the informal sector and also explores the risk implications of the spread of HIV/AIDS in the context of trafficking, and of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Regarding children affected by difficult circumstances, the Programme emphasises strengthening indigenous-coping and resilience mechanisms.

UNIFEM activities: Cuddapah, Anantapur, Hyderabad

    Consistent with the Government’s priorities and key issues identified in the National Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking and Commercial and Sexual Exploitation, the Regional Programme on Trafficking in South Asia, which started in 2001, implements national and regional level activities, including field operations. Field operations, undertaken by partner NGOs, include social mobilization and awareness raising at the community level in the trafficking source districts of Cuddapah and Anantapur districts and rehabilitation of trafficked children in Hyderabad.

Last update: 21 March 2005 ^ top