Indonesia: Partnerships in combating child labor
NIAS [ACTED News] - ACTED signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with west Nias district officials that highlights the government’s commitment to collaborate with ACTED and local partner PKPA to reduce the incidence of the worst forms of child labor in Nias. The project, which was launched late last year, will provide training to government authorities in the legal framework related to child labor to improve regulation, as well as organizing workshops with local business owners to define a voluntary code of conduct prohibiting the practice.
According to ACTED’s recent baseline survey, worst forms of child labor are particularly prevalent in the agriculture and construction supply sectors. Local partner PKPA will focus on raising awareness among rural communities of the negative impacts of the worst forms of child labor such as dropping out of school, physical injury, and exposure to hazardous conditions, and will also facilitate the reintegration of 150 children into the formal education system and vocational training. This project is supported by EuropeAid.
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