Our impact

The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

ECLT in numbers

Since 2011, ECLT has supported over 920,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
  • 90,000 +


    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 32,000 +


    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 195,000+


    were removed or kept away from child labour

  • 625,000+

    community members

    were reached through awareness-raising activities

About child labour

Child labour is work which puts children's health, safety, education and development at risk.

152 million

children are involved in child labour worldwide

73 million

children are doing work which is hazardous.

Over 70%

of child labour is in agriculture

262 million

children and youth are out of school

Latest news

Highlights of our work around the world
  • 17.06.2021

    New Global Estimates: A call to ACT NOW!

    For the first time in 2 decades, the number of children in child labour has increased, even before taking into account the on-going COVID-19 crisis causing school closures and threatening family livelihoods, according to the latest global estimates put out by the ILO and UNICEF. As of 2020, there are 160 million children in child labour around the world, doing work that is harmful to their health, safety, development, and future, this is a 6% increase since the previous estimates in 2016. What does this mean? Here are some quick figures.

    #Research #International #Advocacy #Child Labour

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  • 14.06.2021

    2020 Annual Report: Urgent and sustainable action for children

    Throughout 2020 the COVID-19 crisis posed an urgent risk to children, keeping millions out of school and potentially pushing them into child labour. Responding quickly to emerging needs, the ECLT Foundation took essential steps in the countries where we work which have since shown results. ECLT’s Annual Report 2020 highlights some key areas of intervention relating to COVID-19 which have reached over 300,000 people in the last year alone

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  • 17.06.2021

    Committed against Child Labour -- UNGC Report 2019-2020

    Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, ECLT has relentlessly pursued partnerships, fostered collaboration, and taken action to support children, farmers, and families in areas where tobacco is grown. Find out more about how our work aligns with the UNGC’s 10 Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals in our latest report to the UN Global Compact.

    #Annual Report #Advocacy #Child Labour #UNGC

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