PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES TO ERADICATE CHILD LABOUR IN TOBACCO (PROSPER)

Tanzania Project Objectives, 2011-2015

Tanzania_2011_2015_objectives_gray_boxThe PROSPER Project is helping to make a better life for children in tobacco-growing communities in many ways.

withdrawalWithdrawal
We’re training 20 Volunteer Community Activists and organizing 20 Village Child Labour Committees, who are identifying and monitoring 7,800 children. These children are being withdrawn, referred to services, such as education, and engaged in various PROSPER activities.

educationEducation
The PROSPER Project is improving access to education by providing family support scholarships and after-school learning opportunities. We’re also improving access to basic social services such as health, water, and sanitation through infrastructure development.

awareness Awareness
We’re implementing awareness-raising activities at the community, district, and national levels on child labour and children’s rights, including the right to education. The project is sensitizing 20,000 beneficiaries on the hazards of child labour through awareness-raising activities. Further, a national and district media and advocacy campaign is promoting education, hazard awareness, and the elimination of child labour. National ministries and district and community stakeholders are gaining skills to raise awareness about child labour and the importance of education.

capacity Strengthening Communities
The PROSPER Project is building the capacity of farmers, leaf technicians, community activists, and local and national officials to combat child labour and enforce policies that prepare future farmers. The Project is also promoting increased knowledge, awareness, and enforcement of occupational, health, and safety standards for children ages 15 to 17. Through this project, we’re training child labour committees on child labour monitoring and advocating for mainstreaming child labour issues into the district development plans and budgets.

poverty Alleviating Poverty
To address Tanzania’s extreme poverty, the PROSPER Project is providing older working children with vocational agriculture training so they can develop alternative ways to earn income. We’re also providing mothers and guardians with small conditional loans and business skills training.