DOL awards $10 million to stop child labor through World Vision
November 30, 2012
As part of an ongoing effort on behalf of the United States Department of Labor and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to put a stop to child labor, the Bureau of International Labor Affairs recently awarded
a $10 million agreement to World Vision for its project in Cambodia.
There are approximately 6 million children around the world performing forced labor, according to the International Labor Organization
. On top of number, it's estimated that 215 million youth are engaged in child labor with at least half performing tasks in hazardous environments. To combat this, the DOL is working to make information about these atrocities more transparent, as well as highlighting possible solutions that can end child labor and work that's being done to achieve that goal, according to Secretary of Labor Solis' blog.
Through its partnership with various nongovernmental community organizations, such as the Farmer Livelihood Development, Wathnakpheap, the Vulnerable Child Association Organization and the Cambodia Development Resource Institute, the World Visions project is working to connect affected families and children with protection programs. Through the collaborative efforts, World Vision hopes to help children access education, youth employment services and achieve sustainable livelihoods that will alleviate exploitative child labor.
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