ECLT Foundation e-News September 2014
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Making a Better Life for Children in Tobacco-Growing Communities
ECLT Foundation in Action
Actors of Change: Meet Jeenbek Osmonaliev, APCR Chairman, IMPACT Implementing Partner, Kyrgyzstan

As Chairman of the Alliance for the Protection of Child Rights (APCR), Jeenbek Osmonaliev works to eliminate child labour by improving the living standards of tobacco-growing farmers in communities where the ECLT Foundation's Implementing Practices to Address Child Labour in Tobacco in Kyrgyzstan (IMPACT) Project is active.

 

The APCR's partnership with the ECLT Foundation's IMPACT Project began in 2013, and many improvements have since been made. Notably, microcredit schemes promoted by the project have proven to be a sustainable and effective means of providing assistance to economically vulnerable families.

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News From the Field
PROSPER's Latest Bulletin Celebrates Progress Made in Tanzania

The Promoting Sustainable Practices to Eradicate Child Labour in Tobacco (PROSPER) Project's recently released bi-annual bulletin gives readers an inside look at what it takes to reduce child labour in communities where the project is active.

 

For instance, the project is building teachers' capacity to mentor children both during school hours and in the community. Model farm schools are changing the way young people view agriculture, and teaching good, sustainable agricultural practices to youth.

 

 

Global Progress to End Child Labour
Climate Change: A Key Challenge for Development

Climate change is a commonly shared concern, but it is rarely realized that it has a direct link with poverty and sustainable development-hence with child labour-especially when it comes to developing countries and rural economies.

 

The increasing concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has already resulted into a raise of the global average temperature by 0.6C during the 20th century, and recent forecasts are seriously worrying.

 

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Message from the Executive Director
#UpForSchool, #EducationCountdown Mobilize Efforts for Children's Education Worldwide
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Despite efforts to improve access to quality education in countries across the globe, today 58 million children worldwide do not go to school.

 

A World at School and Global Business Coalition for Education are hoping to change that. The organizations joined together to launch a new global campaign to bring children's education to the forefront of the social agenda--challenging governments, NGOs, and others to get all children into school and learning by the end of 2015.

 

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