Because child labor is a burning issue in Nepal, BASE implemented the “Freedom for Child Labor” and “Child Labor Rehabilitation through Child Friendly Village Programs” in order to eliminate Child Labor system in Nepal.
The program aims to reach to children working in private homes, shops, hotels/restaurants, and industrial settings, as well as the children who are at risk, not enrolled in school, and school drop-outs. During the conflict in Nepal, large numbers of children were displaced to cities from their villages for work. Poor economic conditions, lack of awareness among families, misbehavior of stepparents, and irresponsibility of parents towards their children are all contributing causes of child labors.
BASE programming aims to (1) eliminate this hazardous system, (2) make children free from slavery, (3) create friendly environments in their home villages, (4) send each and every children to school, (5) make communities and parents aware and responsible toward their children, and (6) pressure the government to apply existing laws and policies and formulate new laws for the welfare of the children.
BASE programming accomplishes these goals by combining policy influence among other NGOs, INGOs, and the government. They also have a mass-mobilized grass roots volunteer base with which to create social change at the village level. Mobilizers start local level groups to address issues like child labor and convince families to change their views.
Posted By Kan Yan
Posted Jul 24th, 2009