Children working in the mining industry face dangers from the work environment as well as daily risks of accident and injury. This report outlines how World Education and its partners have implemented nonformal education programs, vocational trainings, and family livelihood development activities to help children who are involved with mining. The report also covers major challenges faced, lessons learned, and best practices. Part of a series that comprises the final report by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The children who work in this labor sector are often runaways, orphans, abandoned children, and children of poor migrant families who do not have access to educational opportunities. This report highlights World Education’s work to assist child laborers in the recycling industry through nonformal education programs, curriculum development, scholarship aid, and vocational education. This booklet also covers major challenges faced, most successful approaches, and valuable lessons learned. Part of a series that comprises the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
While the legal removal of child labor from the production of carpets has been a major success story for Nepal, structured education programs and constant vigilance are needed to keep up this achievement. This report explores ways that World Education used educational programs including nonformal classes, vocational training, open learning centers, and livelihood developmentto help remove children from the carpet industry. The booklet also looks at ways that the program worked to support impoverished families and provide educational opportunities for girls. Information on successful approaches, lessons learned and major challenges faced are also covered in this document. Part of a series that comprises the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Due to increased urbanization in Nepal, child labor in the transportation sector has emerged as a major social challenge; children work long hours to operate vehicles in highly polluted environments. This status report highlights the program’s efforts to provide education opportunities such as vocational training and school scholarships for child transport workers. The booklet offers practical information about the programs best practices, successful approaches and major challenges. Part of a series that comprises the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Worldwide, keeping children in formal school and out of working situations has been one the most successful strategies for ending child labor. Under the program, World Education has created scholarship programs and Parent Teacher Associations to enable even the poorest children to receive a formal education. This status report focuses on scholarship support programs and successful approaches for reintegrating working children into school. The booklet also includes lessons learned and best practices for coaching classes, mobilizing parents, improving governance, planning curricula, financing schools, and building teacher capacity. Part of a series of thematic strategies reports that combine with a series of status reports to comprise the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
This booklet outlines the strategies to address family poverty in order to help children avoid child labor. Strategies include advice on developing education programs, increasing microfinance access for marginalized households, and helping families to build self-help groups, establish new urban livelihoods, and solidify community networks, savings and credit. This report highlights World Education’s approaches, lessons learned, impact, and a cost benefit analysis by district. Part of a series of thematic strategies reports that combine with a series of status reports to comprise the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Flexible programs offering a range of levels and approaches are needed to transition younger children to the formal education system and to prepare older children for vocational education. This report looks at Nepal’s background in nonformal education and the initiatives that World Education’s program developed for working children and children-at-risk. The document features success stories, best practices and future directions for the various programs: Matching learners with curricula, Girls Access to Education (GATE), curriculum development, flexible schooling, bridging to formal education, ethnic and regional considerations, open learning centers, facilitator training, microfinance. Part of a series of thematic strategies reports that combine with a series of status reports to comprise the final report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
For many children in Nepal, vocational training is often the best option to escape exploitative labor situations. This report highlights approaches that the program uses to provide working children with access to vocational education programs, apprenticeships, and career-planning workshops. The booklet also includes information about self-employment and economic education programs (SEEP), life skills, girls in adult entertainment, agro-forestry and rural livelihoods, challenges, lessons learned, and success stories. Part of a series of thematic strategies reports that combine with a series of status reports to comprise the final report by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The overall objective of conducting rapid assessments of the worst forms of child labor in general and portering by children in particular was to identify the number of children under 18 years of age involved in the sector at the national and sub-regional levels as well as to assess the underlying socio-economic, cultural, and family-level factors driving children into portering within the context of local- and national-level labor and product market dynamics.
The primary objective of this rapid assessment study was to assess the situation of children working in teashops and restaurants in Nepal and estimate the incidence of child laborers within this sector. The survey was conducted in ten districts.