Interventions and Estimated Results:
Overall objective of this direct grant Operation is to contribute to elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture.
The specific objective of this action is to enhance national and local capacity for the elimination of worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture as well as providing services to children at risk and their families.
Implementation duration: 40 months
Implementation Provinces: Şanlıurfa, Mardin, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Adana, Mersin, Hatay, İzmir, Manisa, Ankara, Eskişehir, Konya, Malatya, Ordu, Bursa, Düzce
• Children working/at risk of working in seasonal agriculture
• Family members of children working in seasonal agriculture
• Agricultural production supply chain representatives (farmers, intermediaries,
employers/land and garden owners)
• Headmen, imams, local press representatives
• School principals and teachers
• Employees of the central and provincial organizations of the MoLSS
• Employees of relevant public institutions at local and national level
• Relevant social partners, NGOs
Expected Results are as follows:
1. On-site education, guidance, counselling and rehabilitation services will be provided to 12.000 children.
2. 2.000 family members of the working/at-risk children in seasonal agriculture will be referred to vocational and generic training programmes in order to improve life and occupational skills.
3. Trainings on the negative aspects of child labour in seasonal agriculture and related legislation will be provided to 200 agriculture intermediaries, 500 employers and 200 village heads.
4. 12.000 children will be equipped with clothes, hygiene and training equipment, and living conditions of seasonal agricultural families in settlement areas will be improved.
5. Institutional capacity of central and local institutions of MoFLSS will be improved in the field of planning, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring for the elimination of worst of child labour.
6. Capacities of gendarmerie and NGOs will be improved in combatting child labour.
7. Child Labour Monitoring (CLM) and Tracking System will be established and existing e-METIP system will be improved.
8. A communication campaign will be developed and implemented towards general public, children, families, employers, decision-makers, school principals, teachers, agricultural intermediaries, and media.
9. Scientific and technical studies will be carried out for the assessment of child labour, its causes, consequences and review of good practices as well as developing policy recommendations on the elimination of child labour and improving living and working conditions in seasonal agriculture.
10. Cross-sectoral working groups will be established to map the existing child labour reporting mechanisms, identify adverse incentives and recommend effective enforcement mechanisms at each point in the agricultural production and supply chain.
11. Meetings and field visits will be organised in order to ensure efficient coordination and cooperation among relevant field teams and stakeholders.
(End of April 2023)
In general, the following activities have been implemented by the end of April 2023:
• Within the scope of the improving of educational access opportunities for children working/at risk in seasonal agriculture:
- 10.885 children were directed to educational services.
- 8.143 children participated in social/cultural/sports/artistic activities.
- 5.250 children attended self-care and health safety trainings.
- 595 children have participated to sightseeing tours; 511 children have participated to university visit activities.
- 19 children were directed to preschool education services in Mersin and Hatay.
• Within the scope of the improving of family members, life and professional skills of children working/at risk of working in seasonal agriculture:
-Occupational health and safety, general family and first aid trainings were given to 3.228 family members.
-212 agricultural intermediaries received training on the negative aspects of child labour in seasonal agriculture and the relevant legislation.
-194 agricultural intermediaries were entitled to receive the certificates to be issued by İŞKUR.
• Within the scope of the improving of living conditions of families working in seasonal agriculture and children working/at risk in seasonal agriculture:
-13.557 children benefitted from clothing support, 11.617 children benefitted from stationery support and 10.444 children benefitted from hygiene kits, 9.747 children benefitted from nutrition support.
-Service support was provided to 6.401 children, and social support center improvement works were completed in 4 provinces.
-698 units of mobile toilets were placed in seasonal agricultural areas.
• 1 training needs analysis study report has been completed and relevant training modules have been developed.
• 1 Capacity Building Plan has been improved.
• The infrastructures of 16 Units Against Child Labour were improved.
• Communication Strategy has been completed and 13.576 sets of visibility materials have been prepared.
• As of April 2023, a total of 300 people including DG Labour and relevant stakeholders attended to capacity building trainings organised in line with Capacity Development Plan prepared.
• Three awareness raising activities were organized within the scope of the World Day Against Child Labour.
• The development of E-METIP system is almost completed.