Upholding their right to an education.
Around the world, there are children who are denied this basic right – the right to learn.
Instead of going to school, they are forced to work in tobacco fields to help their families make enough money to live.
For these children, child labour is a part of life.
Education is the only way out.
Education is a crucial component of any effective effort to eliminate child labour.
That’s why we help get children back to where they belong.
By helping them go to school and making sure they learn, we open up a world of possibilities for children: A means to escape poverty. A life of learning and play. Training for a job that uses their gifts and talents. And someday: an income to support their own children—so that they can end the cycle of child labour.
The ECLT Foundation offers children in tobacco-growing communities:
- A safe, sound environment for learning
- Ways to access money for clothing, fees, and books
- The understanding that they have a right to education—and
- An opportunity for a better future
In all our Project Countries, we work with our partners to incorporate activities to promote education, including:
- New schools and renovations
- Health fairs and centers
- Vocational training
- Counseling and support
- School lunch programmes
- Nutrition and vitamins
- Recreation programmes
- Our summer camps have hosted 200 children to get them out of the fields in Kyrgyzstan.
- More than a hundred teens who had dropped out of school are now going to vocational training sessions in Uganda.
- In Mozambique, people have learned agricultural techniques, life skills, and basic business.
- We’ve provided scholarships and after-school learning programs in Tanzania.
- Former child labourers in Malawi have received kits of school supplies to help them return to class.