Eliminate child labor in tobacco farming in TanzaniaRATIONALE
PROSPER: Promoting Sustainable Practices to Eradicate Child Labour in Tobacco, aims to alleviate the social and economic forces that fuel child labor, strengthen local and national structures to achieve and sustain child free tobacco production in these districts, and ensure safe working conditions for children of legal working age. Through PROSPER, the household incomes of target families will be increased, allowing these families to hire seasonal labor and buy equipment that will offset the need for their children to work in the fields.
The overall goal of the PROSPER program is to make a significant contribution to the elimination of child labour in tobacco growing areas in Tanzania.
1. Community asset appraisal
2. Community Activist training
3. Child labour committee training
4. District Coordinator training
5. Data collected on withdrawn and prevented children
6. Family Support Scholarships
7. After-school academic programming and mentoring
8. Promotion of health and wellness curriculum, checkups, and referrals to health services; access to water/sanitation
9. National media and advocacy campaign to promote NAP and the importance of education.
10. National and local awareness campaigns
11. Farmer capacity building and advocacy training
12. District CLC training
13. Capacity building of district coordinators and CAs on management of CLMS and database
14. Coordinating CLMS with national level partners at district levels.
15. Participation and capacity building activities with NISCC to achieve objectives of the NAP
16. Vocational agriculture training for youth
17. Business training for conditional loan recipients
18. Family conditional loan program