COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOR ELIMINATION OF CHILD LABOUR IN TOBACCO (COMEECA)

Uganda Project Results, 2010-2012

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withdrawal Withdrawal
  • The incidence of child labour in Masindi and Kiryandongo Districts was reduced by 3,000 children by June 2012.
  • 4,898 children were withdrawn (2063) and prevented (2835) from child labour through direct and indirect interventions.
  • 50 functional village child labour committees and child labour advocacy network members were trained on advocacy, programming, and interventions in addressing child labour issues in tobacco-growing areas.
education Education
  • 120 scholarships were awarded for former child labourers to attend vocational training at Kyema College.
  • 54 schools were supplied with sporting equipment to assist with the physical and social development of school children and improve school attendance and retention.
awareness Awareness
  • 812 key stakeholders were trained in addressing hazardous child labour.
  • 9,000 communities were reached with 6,564 child labour programmes and messages on community radio. The community radio stations have an estimated listenership of 2 million people in the Bunyoro sub-region where the project was located.
capacity Strengthening Communities
  • Rapid assessment on child labour in tobacco growing was conducted in project areas and launched at a national public event.
  • 118 teachers from 54 primary schools and Kyema Vocational Training College were trained in the use of SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, Arts and Media) methodology, an education and social mobilization initiative to help educators in formal and non-formal education settings cultivate young people’s understanding of the causes and consequences of child labour.
poverty Alleviating Poverty
  • 300 tobacco farmers were provided with entrepreneurship and financial management training through the ILO Get Ahead (Gender and Entrepreneurship Together) methodology to promote enterprise development among farmers and address poverty.