Good Practice

Combating child labour through education and Combating child labour through skills training for older children - Final Evaluation

Good Practice Description

In each of the five countries, the project managed to test different approaches for education. This included primary education and secondary education, as well as non-formal education and skills training, and as a result it produced a wide range of pilot experiences that were able to adapt to the different needs and contexts of each given intervention. Vocational training offered by the project was especially diversified in this regard, and was provided by different organisations ranging from specialised NGOs to informal sector artisans.

The 'education' project developed a Skills and Livelihood Training guide which was used as reference by the 'skills' project.

The project proved that even in remote rural areas, adolescents that are withdrawn from child labour but are near the legal working age can be provided with skills training activities.
Building an ethos of collective action against child labour by increasing collaboration between different actors. This involves aspects such as the use of participatory approaches to sensitise and mobilise communities in the fight against child labour, enhancing capacities and awareness of relevant agents through training and orientation sessions and advocacy campaigns, and the participation of education unions and employers' organisations in child labour interventions and awareness raising activities.