Sustainable Elimination and Prevention of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (SEPWFCL) Project


Project Duration: May2011-January 2015


Working Area Focus Components Supporter(s)/
Development Partner
Upazilas: Bhairab
District: Kishoregonj
Release and reintegration
Catch-up Education and Vocational Training, Social awareness
Advocacy and networking
Capacity building of stakeholders ,Community Organisation
Comic Relief through Learning For Life (LfL)

Sustainable Elimination and Prevention of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (SEPWFCL) Project is going to create an enabling environment for children, parents/guardians, employers, duty bearers and other key stakeholders including government, to support the release and reintegration of targeted children and gain commitment of all groups not to engage in hazardous child labour in future. Families will be incentives to send children to school. Children will receive individually-assessed support, from a menu including educational support, recreational activities and vocational training. New children will be prevented from engaging in the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) by educating them, their families and communities on the dangers and illegality involved. Advocacy and media publicity will spread the benefits of the project, locally and nationally. The success of the model, and the achievement of indicators towards the project’s outcomes, will be tracked by participatory M&E, including children’s own views. Children’s lives will be improved sustainably; a model of integrated, rights-based approach with working children tested and shared.
SEPWFCL project has five expected (5) results, and 20 performance/results indicators are set to measure the results of the project. POPI SEPWFCL team is keeping track of the success of the model and the achievement of the indicators towards the project’s outcome on the web so that it can be regularly monitored and visible globally.

To contribute to the elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) in Bangladesh
1. By January 2015, 20% of all children released from hazardous work are in mainstream school, 80% of children are in non-formal primary education, 20% of (150) older children have regular safer work/self employed.
2. 200 families receiving IGA support (40% of total parents) and by the end of 2014, 150 of them increased their monthly average income by 30% (equivalent to 1000 BDT).
3. Local Authority, parents, teachers, School Management Committee members, religious leaders and Community Support Cell member and 2000 (50% of target) of mainstream primary school have increased awareness of child rights and consequences of hazardous child labour.
4. All released children, their parents and 600 small scale employers of children have increased awareness and understanding of children’s rights, consequences of hazardous child labour and lack of education and they are proactively preventing hazardous child labour.
5. POPI will enhanced capacity with appropriate systems, policies and practices in place to and able to conceptualize, design, plan and implement effective child labour project bringing lasting change in children’s life.


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