PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Focus: Towards a decent life for children, youth and their families in the mining sector in Tanzania, phase 1
  • Started Year: 2010
  • Finishes Year: 2012
  • 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 (2.083.304 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

By December 2012; 250 children and youth working in the Mererani mining area are attending school and at least 50 women from women groups are making an income to support their families in the Mererani area.

  1. Indicator: 
250 boys and girls in the Mererani 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 50 women are generating income through small business.
  2. Results: 250 children and youth are in school and 96 women have set up and run businesses with profit.

By December 2012; at least 100 young people in the Mererani area and surrounding villages are active in youth organisations and other CBOs and NGOs.

  1. Indicator:
The youth organisations, CBOs and NGOs in the Mererani area and surrounding villages have more active people involved. Two youth organisations with a focus to fight child labour have been formed and are cooperating with other youth organisations.
  2. Results: 50 youth are active in advocacy against child labour in the youth organisations. 2 youth organisationsation are formed (MIYA and VALO) and are both in the process of formal registration. They will be “satellites” of AWLAHURIC as paralegals.

By December 2012; 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 10 employers (small scale mine owners) are no longer using child workers and have improved health and safety conditions in their mines.

  1. Indicator: Meetings with national politicians regarding child labour in the mines have taken place. The local and regional authorities have developed an action plan to fight child labour in the mines and have taken active part in the awareness campaigns of the project. Ten small scale mine owners say no to child labour and only employ adults and have developed a plan for improvement of health and safety conditions in their mines. The partners have developed an action plan for further cooperation.
  2. Results: Skills in advocacy, networking, organizational management and resource mobilization have increased. All targeted children remain in school – the mother prioritize education of children

By December 2012; 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 10 employers (small scale mine owners) are no longer using child workers and have improved health and safety conditions in their mines.

  1. Indicator: Meetings with national politicians regarding child labour in the mines have taken place. The local and regional authorities have developed an action plan to fight child labour in the mines and have taken active part in the awareness campaigns of the project. Ten small scale mine owners say no to child labour and only employ adults and have developed a plan for improvement of health and safety conditions in their mines. The partners have developed an action plan for further cooperation.
  2. Results: Skills in advocacy, networking, organizational management and resource mobilization have increased. All targeted children remain in school – the mother prioritize education of children

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