Child Labor & Out of School Initiatives
|Rag Pickers Project (March 2006-June 2008)|
Goal: Elimination of Worst Form of Child Labour (WFCL) from Rag-Picking Sector
Target Area: Rawalpindi City & Islamabad City, Pakistan ( Total 10 Drop-In centers Established)
Duration: 20-Mar-06 to 30-Jun-08 (28 Months)
By the end of April 2007, all ten (10) Drop-In centers (DIC) had been established. 7 centers (Dhoke Hassu, Dhoke Mangtal, Dhoke Rata, Habbib Colony, Mazharabad, and Fauji Colony) are in Rawalpindi and 3 ( Tarnol, Sohan and Nasira Abadi) are in rural Islamabad.
Number of (Boys and Girls) Mainstreamed in Govt. & Private schools
Completed Literacy Course Number of (Boys and Girls)
District Coordination Committee [DCC]
The CDL (Child Domestic Labour) program was primarily started in March 2005, with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The program duration initially was for 18 months and after the completion of this duration period the program was mainstreamed with the Government of Pakistan and Ministry of Social Welfare & Special Education’s program for children involved in domestic labour.
The Program is targeted at 1000 – 1500 children, mostly girls, 100 - 150 mothers, focusing of withdrawing these children from Domestic Labour, enabling them through education (Mainstreaming) / basic literacy, vocational and Life Skills.
BEEP Centers Details:
* In CDL program every child is being paid Rs. 250/- per month stipend.
Interventions & Inputs
Stipend @ Rs. 250/- per student per month. The stipend is paid to the students through the post office accounts as monthly installments.
Vocational Skills like Stitching & Sewing, Beautician, Art and crafts, card making etc
Health screening and life skills education is also provided to the students. For this purpose a monthly visit of a doctor and provision of health kits is available at the centers.
Recreational activities, educational trips and learning through activities are implemented in the BEEP centers. Sports kits are provided for healthy learning
Advocacy & Awareness:
Donor Agency: ILO
Communication Strategy for Child Domestic Labour
To reduce Child Domestic Labour there is an urgent need to bring required attitudinal, behavioral, social and legal changes. Communication is a powerful tool but no comprehensive communication strategy and IEC materials are available in the country that address issues of CDL in an effective manner. ITA prepared a “Communication Strategy for Child Domestic Labour” for UNICEF comprising for logo, stickers, posters, leaflets and story boards for media spots. www. Itacec.org This was officially launched by Federal Minister for Social Welfare and Special Education Dr. Zobaida Jalal
These communication materials will be used for adaptation based upon CRC, its relevant articles, ILO conventions C182 and C138 and the Constitution of Pakistan guaranteeing the protection of children's rights and prohibition of hazardous employment below the age of 14.
Addressing Child labour through Quality Education For All (Sep 2002 - Aug 2007) an Alliance Initiative by Sudhaar Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi
Literacy-98 Literacy Centers
236 Head Teachers and 628 teachers Trained
Post ACL-QEFA Project (2007- 2010)
Goal: To provide support to students who had been mainstreamed under the Addressing Child Labour through Quality Education for All project.
Target District: Sheikhupura