Overall objective

The overall objective of the project is to counter child labour in Lahore, provincial capital of Punjab, Pakistan.

Outcomes

  1. The capacity of key government departments (Labour-, NFE and Literacy department) and civil society stakeholders (parents, children, religious leaders, civil society organizations) of Lahore are strengthened to counter child labour.
  2. The rights of child laborer’s and their peers (5 to 14 years old) are recognized and better protected by services provided by state and non-state actors
  3. Evidence is available to improve legal and policy reform to protect and promote the rights of child laborer’s in Pakistan

Outputs (project deliverables per outcome)

For outcome 1:

  • 180 government key stakeholders are equipped with relevant knowledge & capacities to provide child friendly support services to child laborer’s and their peers.
  • 70 Parents Committees are engaged in countering child labor and promoting education.
  • 280 (140 each year) child rights representatives are engaged in countering child labor
  • A monitoring mechanism is established to ensure adequate provision of support services to child laborer’s and their peers

For outcome 2:

  • A referral mechanism is functional to protect child laborer’s70 Parents Committees are engaged in countering child labor and promoting education.
  • Children (child laborer’s and their peers) avail conducive NFEA monitoring mechanism is established to ensure adequate provision of support services to child laborer’s and their peers
  • 70 % child laborer’s and peers improve their numeracy and literacy skills
  • An improved Children, parents and employers are aware of laws against child labor (random sampling)

For outcome 3:

  • Quarterly meetings take place with government departments to discuss strengths and improving areas to counter child labor.
  • Based on gathered evidence, an advocacy campaign to counter child labor takes place in Punjab.
  • A institutionalized model to counter child labour is available for potential up-scaling and/or replication.
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