The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Day by day, the ECLT Foundation contributes to the creation of sector-wide platforms to accelerate SGD progress. Since 2000, the ECLT Foundation has reached over 1,086,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
SDG 1 – No poverty
960+ Households learned skills to increase their income, access credit and manage finances in Tanzania 21,000+ Parents & Caregivers actively save and loan in Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLA) groups in Mozambique, Malawi, and Uganda 1,140+ VSLA Groups trained in financial literacy and business management in Malawi
SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
50,000+ Children now have access to 53 school gardens for nutritious school meals in Mozambique & Malawi
SDG 4 – Quality Education
45,000+ Children can now access 100 after-school reading and numeracy clubs 5,360+ Students now attend newly renovated schools in Uganda
SDG 5 – Gender Equality
17,310+ Women were financially empowered through participation in saving and loans groups in Malawi 380+ Women were trained on new farming technology and better and safer farming methods to boost income and yields in Tanzania 73% of VSLA members in Malawi are young women
SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
600+ Households access safe drinking water through solar water pumps in Malawi
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
7,400+ Children were directly removed and kept away from child labour in Tanzania, Malawi and Indonesia 60+ Young people participated in paid internships in Guatemala 3,160+ Young people attended youth VSLAs in Malawi
SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities
2,300+ Community members attended information sessions on child labour in Malawi, Tanzania and Indonesia 970+ Children and Parents are now informed on the risks of child marriages in Indonesia
SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production
10,800+ Farmers were trained on new production technologies, value addition and safer processing through Farmer Field Business schools in Malawi & Mozambique
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals
32 Public & Private Stakeholders actively took part in the Partnership in Action Against Child Labour in Agriculture in Indonesia 35 Stakeholders supported by ECLA Uganda participated in the tripartite National Steering Committee for the Elimination of Child Labour in Uganda 21 Government, Companies, and Workers Unions came together in Zimbabwe under the Tobacco Working Group on Child Labour to coordinate, strengthen, and leverage tobacco sector actions against child labour