Assessing the situation. Working toward solutions.
In 2013, the ECLT Foundation partnered with Defensa de Ninos Internacional to assess problems associated with child labour in tobacco growing in the country.
Under a new ECLT Foundation model called Key Intervention Projects, we set out to engage the tobacco sector and other stakeholders to uncover opportunities for punctual, relevant, and high-impact interventions to end child labour. A key intervention we identified was the provision of vocational training for children ages 7 to 17 in the rural La Máquina district.
Our work is just beginning, but we are focused on using this key intervention to create brighter futures for children in this area.
Learn more about all of our projects in this country: