ECLT Foundation e-News July 2015
ECLT Foundation
Making a Better Life for Children in Tobacco-Growing Communities
ECLT Foundation in Action
Project Countries Celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2015

This year's theme for World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) focused on quality education. Quality education is a permanent component of all ECLT Foundation-funded projects and is pursued mostly by enhancing school attendance and performance by improving the learning environment of children at school.


Our funded projects commemorated WDACL2015 with awareness-raising and celebratory events including speeches, games and competitions, dramas, dances, and parades. Celebrations and events highlighted the need to improve the learning environment of children at school and support access to quality education and other basic social services at the district and community level. Events were covered by local and national media. 


Today at the ECLT Foundation
Global Progress to End Child Labour
The ECLT Foundation's Project Representatives Participate in EI's African Regional Workshop

The ECLT Foundation's project representatives from Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi joined representatives in Accra, Ghana to attend the workshop 'Developing the capacity of education unions to engage in initiatives eradicating child labour''.  


The workshop was organised by Education International (EI) and was aimed at enhancing participants' capacity to influence policy and engage teachers' unions in championing the eradication of child labour in all its forms in their respective countries.


Project representatives highlighted achievements in target areas:

  • 4,337 children have been withdrawn from child labour
  • Improved learning and teaching environments  
  • Professional training for teachers 
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News From the Field

Social Microloans Help Ziyada Iliyasova Provide for Her Children in Kyrgyzstan

Ziyada Iliyasova is a 40 year old widow from Kyrgyzstan who joined ECLT Foundation's funded Social Microloans project. 


Before joining, Iliyasova lacked access to work and could not afford adequate food or clothing for her children. While Ziyada's husband was ill, her children were the only helpers to work under harsh conditions in their small field.


Because of ECLT Foundation's project, the family was able to double their land and was provided with a cow that became an additional source of income. The family can now afford to lay down a foundation for a new three-room house. Ziyada's children are concentrating on their studies and attending summer camp.


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Message from the Executive Director
The ECLT Foundation Joins the UN Global Compact

The ECLT Foundation has been accepted to the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.


Membership to the UN Global Compact will provide the ECLT Foundation with an opportunity for advocating the Foundation's approach, experience and good practices in child labour elimination within a global and diverse stakeholder community.


The ECLT Foundation has committed to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact pledging to participate in Global Compact and human rights initiatives and events.

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