The project aims at supporting constituents to strengthen an enabling environment and establish convergence-based models for the prevention and elimination of child labour. The project action is mainly at the district level, with work on policy, knowledge enhancement and dissemination, and replication at the state and national levels.
Two districts each in Bihar (Sithamari and Katiyar), Jharkhand (Sahibganj and Ranchi), Gujarat (Vadodara and Surat), Madhya Pradesh (Jabalpur and Ujjain), and Orissa (Cuttack and Kalahandi)
Ministries and Departments of Labour and Employment, Rural Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Women and Child Development, Panchyati Raj, Department of Elementary Education, Transportation authorities, Department of Rural Development & Administration, District Urban Development Agency, employers and workers’ organizations, NGOs and civil society groups
Direct beneficiaries: 48,000 children (5-14 years) in hazardous work, including: agarbhati making, beedi rolling brick kiln, broken tin and chrome collection, child domestic labour, coal collection, construction work, dhaba/roadside eateries work, fire cracker manufacturing, garage and welding work, polythene and waste cycling, rag picking, stone breaking, zari work on garments, (carpet and textile) weaving and dyeing.
- 19,000 will be direct beneficiaries prevented and withdrawn from hazardous child labour indirect beneficiaries: 29,000 children
- Effective convergence-based model for the prevention and elimination of child labour in two districts in each of the targeted five states;
- State-level capacities to coordinate action against child labour and support convergence intervention at the district level;
- Strengthened enabling environment for the prevention and elimination of child labour at the national level to take convergence to scale; and
- Increase the capacity of workers and employers’ organizations to actively participate and promote the convergence model at district, state, and national levels.