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Raising awareness through education in the local community

Education

Raising awareness creates opportunity

One of the key objectives of ARISE is to promote access to quality education for children and to raise awareness of the need to eliminate child labor. It’s a gradual process and we therefore have a long-term vision and approach.

Child labor is deeply rooted in poverty and cultural attitudes. It is often the result of a complex set of factors including cultural beliefs, the predominance of family farms, and a lack of awareness of the hazards of child labor. Unfortunately it can become a vicious cycle when children are denied an education and then grow up to involve their own children one day in child labor. One of the key objectives of ARISE therefore is to promote access to quality education for children and to raise awareness of the need to eliminate child labor.

The ARISE programs are guided by practical and on-the-ground experience. We work with local officials to raise awareness and to ensure that systems are in place to protect children from child labor.

The ARISE model is community-based and offers an opportunity not just for children to gain an education, but also for households and communities to become more self-reliant. ARISE works collaboratively with local communities to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of child labor, to help improve access to education, and to improve the local education infrastructure.

Areas where we are involved

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168m

The ILO estimates that there are 168 million children in child labor globally.

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33,080

During 2015, ARISE raised awareness about child labor with 33,080 teachers and community members.

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9,437

ARISE helped 9437 more children enroll in formal and non-formal education.