Our impact

The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

ECLT in numbers

Since 2011, ECLT has supported over 920,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
  • 90,000 +

    families

    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 32,000 +

    children

    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 195,000+

    children

    were removed or kept away from child labour

  • 625,000+

    community members

    were reached through awareness-raising activities

About child labour

Child labour is work which puts children's health, safety, education and development at risk.

152 million

children are involved in child labour worldwide

73 million

children are doing work which is hazardous.

Over 70%

of child labour is in agriculture

262 million

children and youth are out of school

Latest news

Highlights of our work around the world
  • 26.07.2021

    Business and Human Rights: what does it mean for child labour?

    Principle 5 of the United Nations Guiding Principles calls for businesses to uphold the effective abolition of child labour. What can businesses do to tackle child labour? Read this article to find out the role of the private sector in respecting human rights and fighting child labour.

    #Business and Human Rights #Advocacy #International #Pledge

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  • 25.06.2021

    Building Stronger systems for every child

    Guided by the Convention of the Rights of the Child, a Child Protection Eco-System goes beyond the consideration of one specific issue to prevent and respond to these in a wider context to make sure that no child is left behind. To see how a Child Protection Eco-System works in the context of child labour, check out our annual report.

    #Annual Report #International #National #Local #Child Protection

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  • 17.06.2021

    2020 Impact COVID: Protecting children from child labour now more than ever

    During COVID-19 schools had to close, and in many remote areas, children did not have access to electricity let alone internet. With millions more children out of school, families earning less because they cannot get their produce to markets, many of them had no choice but to work in dangerous conditions on farms. In this difficult time, the ECLT Foundation partnered with local and national capacities to take urgent action and ensure sustainable change.

    #Annual Report #Projects #COVID

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