Wherever we work, children are safer, healthier, more educated, and happier.
The ECLT Foundation is changing the lives of thousands of children in tobacco-growing areas.
In all our Project Countries, we learn what’s needed, feasible, and effective in helping children in tobacco-growing areas. We share that knowledge broadly, and advocate on behalf of children and the communities that are ready to protect them. We address our message to multiple stakeholders, communities, government leaders, society, and all those willing to eradicate child labour in our world. And, we conduct and share research to identify and tackle the root causes of child labour, measure progress in the fight against child labour, and seek evidence of what works best.
Project by project, country by country, throughout the world, the ECLT Foundation brings guidance, partnerships, funding, and leadership to help communities help their children, and builds capacity in national and international NGOs to tackle child labour.
We know our work is effective.
Through a commitment to rigorous monitoring and evaluation, we ensure we have a measurable impact in everything we do.
For example, the ECLT Foundation:
- Directly helped more than 22,000 children, withdrawing many from child labour in tobacco growing
- Made more than 105,000 farmers, teachers, and other community leaders aware of the hazards of child labour in tobacco growing
- Built and rehabilitated more than 100 classrooms and vocational training facilities
- Provided financial support to over 4,500 farmers to improve their livelihoods and stop the use of child labour
And thanks to the ECLT Foundation:
- 13,000 families in Malawi got financial support and stopped engaging in child labour.
- 3,000 children in Kyrgyzstan were withdrawn from child labour or prevented from entering it.
- In Uganda, 80% of residents, up from 36%, learned child labour is a problem and what they could do about it.
- Attendance of 7,800 children in Tanzania was monitored to ensure they stay in school, and out of child labour.
This is just a sampling of our impact. To learn more, visit our Project Countries pages.