We're changing lives and
creating brighter futures.
What We Do
The ECLT Foundation strives to give children every opportunity to reach their full potential. We do this by addressing the root causes of child labour in tobacco growing.
We focus our work on five strategic objectives: withdrawal, education, awareness, strengthening communities, and alleviating poverty. All of our projects take a comprehensive, inclusive approach to making a better life for children in tobacco-growing communities. Thanks to these projects:
- More than 22,000 children are no longer involved in child labour.
- Children in need have more than 200 new classrooms and teaching facilities.
- More than 105,000 people in tobacco-growing communities know child labour is a problem.
- Communities now have the skills and tools to end child labour and protect children.
- Over 4,500 farmers received access to microcredits to enhance income and withdraw children from work.
Preventing children from entering child labour, withdrawing children who are already engaged in it, and protecting children who are old enough to work.
Providing education and improving access to facilities, vocational training, and other basic services so that children are supported to stay in school.
Raising awareness about child labour so that people know that sending children to the fields instead of to schools is a violation of children’s most basic rights.
Helping communities develop the ways and means to care for each other, enhance their community life, and tackle the problems that threaten them.
Alleviating poverty in order to remove one of the key root causes of child labour and increase economic opportunities for families.