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 +

    families

    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 32,000 +

    children

    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 195,000+

    children

    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
  • 19.10.2020

    Fighting child labour by improving food security

    The WFP estimate that 690 million people are suffering from hunger worldwide -- almost 9% of the world’s entire population. As the global pandemic disrupt lives and economies, millions more are at risk of being pushed into hunger.

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  • 01.10.2020

    Coping with COVID Closures: rural communities must not be left behind

    As challenges caused by COVID-19 continue with no clear end, major news sources and international organisations raise global awareness on the realities faced by children and families. Collaborative action is needed to ensure that rural communities are supported sustainably.

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  • 21.09.2020

    Providing essential support to rural communities during COVID-19

    The ECLT Foundation has been partnering with local and national capacities, like Farmers’ Associations for example, to share important information about the virus and its potential impact on child labour, to protect lives, secure food supply chains and support rural livelihoods. Read our article for more information.

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