Elimination of the Child Labor in Seasonal Agriculture Project
PROJECT DATESMay 2021 - Continuing (May 2022)
Project FieldImmigration Cities : Eskişehir, Bursa, Manisa, İzmir Emigrant Cities: Adıyaman, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır
COLLABORATIONS International Labor Organization (ILO); Ministry of Labor and Social Security General Directorate of Labor
“Elimination of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture” project aims to contribute to overall policy advocacy and implementation, expansion of knowledge base and improvement of institutional capacity for the elimination of child labor in seasonal agriculture. The project will focus on children engaged in seasonal agricultural work or at-risk and referral to education services together with guidance, counselling and rehabilitation services. Identified children will also be provided with non-educational facilities as social support healthcare and post-school support. While providing all these supports, the situation of children with special needs (disabled, children with chronic illness etc.) as well as refugees will be considered.
Children working or at risk of work in seasonal agriculture and the families
“Elimination of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture” project aims to support children of seasonal migrant agricultural worker (SMAW) families and SMAW family members in order to eliminate child labor in seasonal agricultural production. Supporting establishment of a child labor monitoring system, referring children to education services, raising awareness of families on child labor issue, improving the living and working conditions of SMAW families are among the main activities to be implemented to achieve this goal. One of the most important long-term goals of the project is to advance the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Information System (e-METIP) and establishing Child Labour Monitoring and Tracking System, operated and supported by relevant Ministries and public institutions. Operating the e-METIP system in the field effectively has great importance for tracking the access of SMAW families to public services, the school attendance and performance of the children and determining the working and living conditions of families in accordance with their needs. However, on the local level, the system must be activated with a greater efficiency to receive more accurate results with higher functionality.
Thereby, it is crucial to establish permanent and sustainable monitoring systems in seasonal agricultural production. In this project, one of the main roles of the Genç Hayat Foundation is to support the establishment of traceable systems and to leave a permanent and sustainable system to state authorities and government institutions.
- House visits and Informative Meetings for Seasonal Migrant Agricultural Worker Families
- Organizing coordination meetings with local stakeholders such as agricultural intermediaries, mukhtars, gendarmerie, municipalities, universities, schools and public institutions to inform local stakeholders about the project and act on a common point.
- Occupational Health and Safety Training for Seasonal Migrant Agricultural Worker Families
- Needs Analysis for Seasonal Migrant Agricultural Worker Families
- Monitoring the Cases of Children
- Hygiene and First Aid Trainings for Children
- Lesson Support Training for Children