ECLT in Guatemala

Since 2014, the ECLT Foundation is committed to fight child labour in Guatemala.

  • 1 projects
  • 1 districts
  • 632915 USD invested
  • 6 years of intervention
  • 1 national action plan

Since 2014, we have helped

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children enrol in primary and secondary school

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young people graduate from vocational training

What are we doing about it?

Collaboration

ECLT has been working with Defensa de Niñas y Ninos Internacional (DNI Costa Rica) and other relevant stakeholders to secure implementation and sustainability of the EEMPATA Project.

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Memorandums of Understanding between ECLT and the Government of Guatemala on the topic of child labour

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Project Advisory Committee members trained on child protection.

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Leaf Technicians trained on child labour on prevention and withdrawal.

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Forums on child labour and decent work gathering public and private sectors across the region

What are we doing about it?

Education that works

Since 2014, ECLT has improved conditions to get children out of fields and into schools

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children received education support

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% increase in school enrolment rates

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adults reached with awareness raising on child labour & benefits of education

What are we doing about it?

Success story

Thanks to my internship, I feel more confident. I am much less worried about looking for a job.

Roberto, Guatemala

Roberto was one of 23 student interns from La Màquina, Guatemala, where ECLT has worked with DNI Costa Rica to develop and launch a “rural employment training model”. A main priority is making sure that students in rural schools graduate with the skills they need to find jobs in their communities. Since 2018, 14 organisations offered internships, including the Ministry of Labour, banks, renewable energy companies, the Chamber of Commerce and business centres, to name just a few.

Roberto is already looking forward to his next chance to participate in another internship next fall. As the employment training model is fine-tuned, plans are already in action to make it replicable for other communities – ensuring that more young people come out of school with the skills they need for a bright future.

What are we doing about it?