Prevention of Child Labour Project

Strengthening formal and informal systems and structures as well as the capacities of vulnerable children and households to reduce child labor in the districts of Banswara and Pratapgarh, Rajasthan

About project-

This project will focus on reduce of Child Labour through strengthening of existing structures at community, block and district level and capacity building of stakeholders at various level and also will focus on measures in the areas of child protection, education and livelihood security.

Child Labour project is being implementing Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International with support from World Vision Germany in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan.

Project Area-

Intensively focused in two villages (Limbodi and Kataro ka khera) of Suhagpura block of Pratapgarh District and impact in whole panchayat samiti as well as district effectively.

Targeted Group-

Direct Beneficiaries-

  • 500 children (250 boys and 250 girls),
  • 600 community members (300 men and 300 women)
  • 230 stakeholders (men and women)
  • 48 teachers from 12 schools (24 women and 24 men)
  • 36 volunteers
  • 30 media representatives (15 men and 15 women)
  • 25 representatives of the partner organizations CUTS and Vaagdhara

Indirect Beneficiaries-

2,197 members of households that, in various forms, benefit directly from the project or live in the community will benefit indirectly from the project Proposed project primarily focuses on the children who are in child labour and also targeting on ensuring the livelihood of their family linking with social security schemes.

The project will work on the strengthening of formal/non formal structures and stakeholders at village, gram panchayat, block and district

Duration of the project-

The duration of the project is for 39 months i.e., October, 2021- December, 2024

Overall Objective (Impact)-

The project contributes to reducing the worst forms of child labor in the Pipalkhunt and Ghatol blocks in the state of Rajasthan and contributes to the achievement of SDG 8.7 and 16.2

Project Objective-

CP formal and informal stakeholders, education stakeholders, parents, youth and children, use competencies and knowledge in order to provide an environment for children to be protected from harmful child labour and develop academically, psychologically, and professionally in an age-appropriate manner

Sub-Objectives (Output)-

  • Child protection formal and informal mechanisms are collaborating effectively to protect children from child labor, in particular harmful child labor, and related risk
  • Children, in particular children who are working or worked, and who are not attending school, get access to informal and formal education and training on life skills in a protected environment
  • Smallholder Families vulnerable to child labour, in particular harmful child labour have improved capacities to strengthen their food security and income
  • Adolescent (aged 15-18) vulnerable to child labor, in particular harmful child labor have improved knowledge and capacities for non-harmful employment

Intervention through project-

  • Identification of Child labor and migrant families, root causes of child labor and migration
  • Identification of school dropout, non-school going children between ages of 6-14 yrs and link them with education (Enrollment in nearby school or bridge course)
  • Search out the youth (Age 15-18 yrs) who are not engaged in education and engaged in hazardous labor work, develop their skills linking with various skill development and vocational training programme
  • Link the families with Social security schemes as their financial support and involve them in dignity livelihood activities i.e Small business, MNEREGA etc. through SHGs, FPOs
  • Establish and strengthen community-based tracking system at village/gram panchayat level through formation of children groups at village level, Formation and strengthening of Child Protection Committee at Gram panchayat level
  • Capacity building of Children, School teachers, PRIs, CPC members, SMC members and others stakeholders ensuring their meeting periodically and awareness creation on Child Rights

Expected Outcome-

  • 4 community-based child protection groups that actively identify, report, and refer child protection cases related to child labor
  • 80% of known harmful child labour cases followed up by community-based mechanisms
  • 140 smallholder families at risk for or affected by child labor adapted SIFS techniques
  • 80 youth successfully completed vocational training programs