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Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girls

This project will provide education, lunch, school materials and school uniforms to orphaned girls. Counseling support, nutrition and basic health care will be offered to rehabilitate these children.

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Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education

This project aims to stop child exploitation in Uganda by removing 100 children in Kampala aged 14-17 from domestic work and placing them in vocational training. Money raised will pay for room and board, tuition, unif Read more....

  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
PLA News
  • Consultant Strategic Planning
      TITLE: Terms of Reference of Consultancy services to prepare a rolling Strategic Plan 2013-2015 BACKGROUND: Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 by Read more.....
  • PLA in the newspapers
    Child labour hinders education in Masindi, Kiryandongo districts The district authorities and non-governmental organisations in Masindi and Kiryandongo are struggling to contain the rising number of child labourers. Read more.....
  • Introducing Platform For Labour Action
    Every hour of the day someone in the world is being laid off or declared redundant in the formal or informal sector. The effects of unemployment in the developing world can be devastating. The level of dependence on on Read more.....
Programs
Child Labour and Social Protection

PLA has been implementing activities in Katwe 1 parish, Kampala district that aim at prevention of child labour and protection of child labourers with specific focus on child domestic work. This has been through community empowerment, education and training. Under this project, 110 child domestic workers and children at risk of joining were identified during a social mapping and 45 community members were trained on the problem of child domestic work, legal provisions relating to child domestic work, children’s rights, CDW monitoring mechanisms and the strategies for prevention, withdrawal and protection of child domestic workers. The trained community members have held awareness creation meetings with over 700 other members.

Children have been an integral part of the project implementation and are actively involved in awareness creation through songs and plays and development of information, education and communication materials. They have also participated in project monitoring and in reporting cases of child abuse to PLA and other stakeholders.

In Lira, the child domestic workers have been trained and Peer to peer education is being done by the children themselves. This has seen an increase in the number of child domestic labour cases being reported to the office. PLA has also withdrawn 256 child domestic workers and sent them to school.

Platform for Labour Action has made great strides to alleviate the circumstances that a large number of these children find themselves in. The organization has worked throughout the year to prevent the involvement of children in work that is dehumanizing and harmful to their physical and emotional well being and to rehabilitate them through primary, secondary and vocational education.

  • 227 female and male children have been removed from work they were engaged in, 150 of these were in high risk work environments.
  • 76 of those that were withdrawn were placed in school and provided with the basic scholastic requirements of uniforms, exercise books and pens. 55 child domestic workers received protective services
  • Additional aids such as  sewing machines, hand held saws and hammers were also supplied.
  • Mattresses and bed sheets and blankets were also distributed to those most in need
  • 18 of the poorest families received grants for viable and sustainable income generating projects, which would enable them to make basic provisions for their children’s educational needs.

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