Mobilizing the Private Sector in the elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco growing communities in Malawi.
This action programme will contribute to immediate objectives of two IPEC projects being implemented in Malawi that are:
•ARISE II: A programme to reducing worst forms of child labour in Malawi funded by JTI and
•Strengthening social dialogue to combat child labour in tobacco growing funded by ECLT (Social Dialogue)
It is currently being implemented in Ntcheu, Lilongwe and Dowa by the following implementing partners:
Ministry of Labour Youth Sports and Manpower Development,
Ministry of Education Science and Technology,
Youth Empowerment and Civic Education,
Centre for Integrated Community Development,
Malawi Congress of Trade Unions and
Teachers Union of Malawi.
ECAM's Key Outputs under the ARISE II Project
1. ADOPT A SCHOOL:
A pilot programme for improving school learning environment through “The adopt a school concept”. This action programme output contributes to:
(a) ARISE project Outcome 1.1
Ministry of Education and target schools operate (or use) mechanisms for the provision of quality education for working children and the mainstreaming of child labour issues into the curriculum, learning environment, management structures and procedures
(b)ECLT Output 2.1
Government institutions and social partners are engaged to develop strong social dialogue on HCL in the tobacco sector.
3. PRIVATE SECTOR CODE OF CONDUCT AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ENFORCED AMONG EMPLOYERS:
This action programme output contributes to:
(a) ARISE project Outcome 2.2
Right holders (children, parents and communities) and duty bearers (Government, employers and workers organizations, civil society organizations) are aware of and proactively tackling child labour, establishing child labour free zones using an integrated area based approach.
(b) ECLT Output 1.2
Evidence-based practical advice on OSH and HCL in tobacco are developed and implemented in selected countries on popularizing the evidence based practical advice to promote and improve OSH practice in the tobacco industry.
2. MENTORSHIP AND APPRENTICESHIP:
A programme for mentorship and apprenticeship for working children and their families to be jointly developed with DTVT. This action programme output contributes to:
(a)ARISE project Outcome 1.2
The skills training model mainstreams the needs of working and vulnerable children [14-18 years] into both the Government and non-Government technical training systems
(b) Output 1.4
The model for vocational skills training for working children and their families at Community-based Service Outlets and Vocational training Institutes is jointly developed with TEVETA and the Ministry of Labour.
Request for Expressions of Interest
In implementing the ARISE II project, ECAM invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the following services:
REVIEW OF CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYERS ON THE ELIMINATION OF THE WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOUR IN MALAWI
THE ADAPTATION OF ILO AND MALAWI GOVERNMENT OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH MATERIALS FOR WORKING CHILDREN (BOTH ENGLISH AND CHICHEWA)
TERMS OF REFERENCE:
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JOY TV INTERVIEW ON ECAM's ROLE IN ARISE II
Joy TV's Wesyslas Chirwa speaks to ECAM Programmes Officer, Emmanuel Magomero who sheds light on the role that ECAM is playing in implementing phase two of the ARISE project.
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Why Adopt A School?
The primary school structure harbors most of the challenges in the entire education system in Malawi due to increasing enrollment without adequate funding and management. This therefore leads to the following challenges which the programme seeks to address:
Inadequate and inferior physical infrastructure
Insufficient teaching and learning materials
Poor access for children with special needs
Poor retention of girls from standards five to eight
The communities stand to benefit in the following ways:
Benefit from the various external resources towards improving the learning environment.
Learn about the business world through first hand experiences.
Become aware of career options and the skills required