The project’s main objective is to address the issue of child labor in the Agra footwear supply chain. The main activities to be undertaken are:
- Withdraw and prevent up to 1,200 children from work with specific focus on child labour in the footwear sector and creation of a CLFZ in Shantinagar through community mobilisation and active involvement of local government, footwear suppliers, industry associations and companies sourcing from Agra.
- Strengthen the capacity of 2-4 local civil society organizations to sustain these efforts beyond project funding
- Strengthen schools in the vicinity of Shantinagar and prepare the local community to lobby with the Education Department for setting up a school in Shantinagar.
- Promote the active involvement of district and local government officials and children’s institutions such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Centres and schools in the campaign for universal education.
| Project funded by: Stop Child Labour, El Corte Ingles, Deichmann, Astor Mueller and Bata
| Duration: 2 years