PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Focus: Towards a decent life for children, youth and their families in the mining sector in Tanzania, phase 2
  • Started Year: 2013
  • Finishes Year: 2015
  • Partners: Tanzania Mines, Energy, Construction and Allied Workers (TAMICO), Mirerani Good Hope Programme (MGHP)
    Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC), (Arusha Women Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre AWLAHURIC)
  • Funding: Large-scale development projects (1.807.209 DKK)
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Overall objective

Child labour is eradicated and working conditions and organisation of workers in the mining sector in Tanzania is strong and well organised.

 

Immediate objectives

  1. By December 2013; 243 children and youth working in the Mirerani mining area are attending school and at least 80 women from women groups are making an income to support their families in the Mirerani area.
    1. Indicator: 
243 boys and girls in the Mirerani mining area are no longer employed in the mines and are attending primary or secondary local education. Women groups are having regular meetings every month, and at least 80 women are generating enough income to pay for the school fees without depending on any of their children working.
    2. Results: 243 children and youth are attending school and 80 women are making an income to support their families.
  2. By December 2013; at least 100 young people in the Mirerani area and surrounding villages are active in youth organisations and the 2 youth organisations established are active in advocating against hazardous child labour
.
    1. Indicator: 
the youth organisations, CBOs and NGOs in the Mirerani area and surrounding villages have more active people involved. The 2 youth organisations which have been formed are performing at least 2 visible advocacy activities against hazardous child labour every year. The youth organisations are cooperating with other like-minded organisations and stakeholders in the area.
    2. Results: 100 youth are active in youth organisations in advocacy against child labour by December 2014. 2 youth organisations established.
  3. By December 2014; the capacity of the three partners have increased and they are actively using the synergy of their cooperation to act on more levels and initiate long term changes to eliminate child labour in the mines. At least 40 employers (small scale mine owners) are no longer using child workers and have improved health and safety conditions in their mines. The majority of the villagers understand that hazardous child labour is harming the children and accepts the need for education
    1. Indicator: A more formal cooperation with local authorities and relevant institutions and committees regarding hazardous child labour in the mines and mining areas are taken place. The local and regional authorities have taken active part in the awareness campaigns of the project. 40 small scale mine owners say no to child labour and only employ adults and have improved health and safety conditions in their mines. The number of children working in mining or mining related jobs has been reduced by at least 30 % from the start of phase 2 till the project ends in December 2014.
    2. Results: Capacity of partners has increased. The majority of the villagers understand the hazards of child labour and accept the need for education.

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