ECLT partners with iDE and FAA to reach over 32,000 children, farmers and families in Mozambique, focusing on communities that are at particular risk of child labour. The project's approach aims to improve access to and quality of education for children, support parents to strengthen and diversify their incomes, raise awareness of the dangers of child labour and support National Action Plans for lasting and wide-reaching impact against child labour.read more
The ECLT Foundation is committed to collaborative solutions for children and their families that combat the root causes of child labour in tobacco-growing communities.
We advocate for strong policies, share best practices to multiply our impact, and engage rural families so they can benefit from farming while ensuring that their children are healthy, educated, safe from exploitation, and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Child Labour Newsroom
Model Farm Schools are a sustainable and effective way to help young people improve their livelihoods by empowering rural youth to increase their profits, invest in diverse crops or livestock and, in some cases, become business owners. ECLT is committed to working with young people in agricultural communities where tobacco is grown, to build capacities and job skills relevant to local markets, helping them secure decent work.read more
In 2018, the Members of the ECLT Pledge of Commitment completed a second self-assessment on the progress made in their supply chains in the fight against child labour.read more
152 Million Children still in Child Labour
According to the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates, there are still 152 million children involved in child labour.
Seventy one percent of them, or 108 million children, are working in the agricultural sector, including tobacco growing. This work is often hazardous.
See our impact
Since 2000, the ECLT Foundation has reached over 650,000 children and their families in farming communities around the world.
Our impact is sustainable because we mobilise everyone involved: governments, employers, unions, international organisations, companies, communities, and children themselves, for systemic change.
were sent to school and benifited from vocational training
were reached through awarness-raising activities
were brought together to renew commitments on national action plant to eliminate child labour
in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered
A Global Leader
Against Child Labour
The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing (ECLT) Foundation is committed to pursuing collaborative solutions for children and their families to combat the root causes of child labour in agricultural communities.
We advocate for strong government and private sector policies to keep children out of labour and promote decent work. Our impact is multiplied through research, field testing and the sharing of good practices.
Founded in Switzerland in 2000, the ECLT Foundation works to promote the full realisation of the rights of children and their families in agricultural communities, as defined by international human rights frameworks.
As a member of the UN Global Compact, Alliance 8.7 and a holder of United Nations ECOSOC special consultative status, ECLT works locally, nationally and internationally to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially SDG target 8.7.