ILAB/OCFT Projects Celebrate the World Day against Child Labor June 12, 2008
Uganda: Livelihood, Education, and Protection to End Child Labor (LEAP)
The LEAP project will hold rallies and street marches against child labor in several municipalities. In addition, two radio talk shows will be held, one featuring district government and non-governmental stakeholders, and a second hosted by children. Both broadcasts will be participatory shows that will give callers an opportunity to contribute, ask questions, and get direct responses to their concerns.
Cambodia: Eliminating the Worst Forms through Education Services
The project will participate, along with representatives from the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, UNESCO, the World Bank, and ILO during a live television broadcast on child labor and education. The speakers will respond to questions from a live audience composed of children and representatives from civil society organizations. The show will be broadcasted on several television stations.
In addition, the project will cooperate with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training's Department of Child Labor in printing 50 street banners and 6 billboards that will be installed in Phnom Penh city and along major highways.
Pakistan: Mitigating Child Labor through Education
A group of officials from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labor will visit non-formal education centers where the project operates. The visits will include a meeting with community members on child labor and livelihood opportunities and other related issues. Children receiving services from the project will perform theater pieces highlighting the dangers of child labor and its impact on children's future.
Colombia: Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education
In coordination with the National Commission for the Eradication of Child Labor and the Counsel for Children and Family Policy, a parade and a marching band made up of children and youth against child labor will play and dance through the streets of Funza and Madrid in the outskirts of Bogota.
Indonesia: Timebound Program on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
The project will launch a traveling photo and poster exhibit on child labor, with discussions on child labor-related topics during the opening and following days. The show will be displayed in venues such as universities, cinema lobbies, and government offices.
Thailand: Support for National Action to Combat Child Labor and its Worst Forms
The project will distribute a booklet illustrating real-life situations on how improvements of national policy impacted the lives of migrant children, former child laborers, and working children who have been given the opportunity to receive education.
The project will also support the launch of a national television broadcast series on Thai PBS. The series will focus on child laborers and child victims of trafficking in Thailand, and the importance of education as a way to prevent and remove children from the worst forms of child labor.
Honduras: Primero Aprendo
The project will print a collection of drawings on child labor featuring winning entries from a student drawing contest based on child labor themes. The drawings will be printed in a booklet and distributed nationwide on June 12th.
Niger: Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education
In coordination with local authorities and NGOs, the project will hold a community drawing competition, theater production, arts and crafts activities, and a sport competition on World Day.
Nepal: Sustainable Elimination of Child Bonded Labor Phase 2
In Eastern Nepal, the project will have a day full of activities for children against child labor, including a bicycle rally, organized debates among schools on child labor issues, arts competitions, street theater, and graffiti painting.
Brazil: Timebound Program on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
The project along with key stakeholders will design and print 600,000 comic books with stories illustrating the child labor problem, to be distributed to public schools all over the country.
Kenya: Supporting the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor
The project will host a Breakfast Forum with media editors and journalists to discuss child labor and education issues, in an effort to gain media interest and advocate for more coverage and reporting on the child labor problem.