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

28.05.2020

COVID- 19: Young Perspectives from Guatemala

To better understand how COVID-19 is impacting rural communities in Guatemala, and some of the ways in which we can help support them, we asked young people about their experience and how they are coping during the crisis.

25.05.2020

COVID19: Priorities for rural education looking ahead

At its peak towards the end of March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic had forced 191 countries to close all their schools, affecting over 1.5 billion students. We're sharing some of the lessons we have drawn from the pandemic about supporting education at times of crisis.

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18.05.2020

COVID, child labour and education: where do we go from here?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, 70% of the global student population has been affected by school closures. We spoke to Senior Research Fellow and Education Expert Dr Elizabeth Meke from the University of Malawi to better understand how we can continue to support children and learners in rural areas.

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