A charitable organization, Action to Reduce Child Labour in Liberia/ARCH has embarked on reducing child labour through education in Liberia, beginning with three counties.
Speaking to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview recently in Sanniquellie, Project Coordinator A. Alvin Winford, said ARCH is currently working with 3700 vulnerable communities in three counties, including Margibi, Montserrado and Nimba, targeting about 10,000 children.
He said, child labour can be reduced through education and the organization is making sure that those targeted children are withdrawn from rubber plantations and sent to school.
He explained that the primary concern of ARCH is about children who are working in rubber plantations and not those children selling in the streets.
With funding from the United States Department of Labour, the ARCH project is being implemented by the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse in collaboration with Neglect and Winrock International.
Recently, ARCH and its partners conducted a one day workshop for key stakeholders who are also partners in the fight against child labour in Sanniquellie.
The workshop was held under the title “Child Sensitive Social Protection and Referral Directory in Reducing Child Labour Works.” It was a referral workshop bringing together 25 participants from Nimba.