Program description

This is a five-year project implemented in a consortium of partners led by the  Stop Child Labor coalition, the Netherlands, UNICEF, Save the Children as an Alliance being coordinated by Hivos in partnership with Save the Children Uganda, Nascent Research and Development Organization, and Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU). This project is implemented in 6 countries namely Cote d’Ivoire, India, Jordan, Mali, Uganda, and Vietnam, our focus is on Uganda in Karamoja region (Moroto & Nakapiripirit) and Busia Districts, and the target sectors are Gold/mining, informal and Agriculture. In Moroto and Nakapiripirit, the intervention is the villages of Hatut, Acherer, Nanyidik, and Nakabaat of Moruita and Rupa Sub County respectively.


Whereas the project focus is on child labor in gold mining, project interventions will broadly tackle all forms of child labor. Overall, we aim to reach at least 700 households within one year and touch the lives of at least 1,500 children of whom 240 children will be withdrawn from child labor by the end of one year.


Outcomes of the intervention;

The WNCB project aims to contribute to concerted global efforts to end all forms of child labor by 2025 through applying a range of complementary strategies.

Vision/Goal: A world in which all children (girls and boys) enjoy their rights and decent living standards.

Impact:  Children and youth are free from child labor and enjoy their rights to quality education and (future) decent work, thereby contributing to SDG 8.7

Project Outcomes:

Outcome 1. Children are empowered and have improved access to (quality) education, undergo motivation courses, and youth employment within a supportive family and community environment.

Outcome 2. Governments enforce relevant child-rights based laws and implement policies on child labor

Outcome 3. The private sector takes full responsibility for preventing and addressing child labor

Through our intervention, the project will directly contribute to;

Over 3,500 identified households responding  to  eliminating  child labor

Increased awareness on Child labor at the village and community level

Over 3,5000 households with Improved social economic status

Over 1,500 children withdrawn from child labor and  supported to  enroll in full-time formal schooling

Improved school learning Environment’s

Improved knowledge and awareness of the existing laws and Policies

 Increased   support of Investors and employers to eradicate child labor

Increased stakeholder commitment to the eradication of child labor at the village, community, and District level.