Marrakech - The Promise pathways, a program financed by the US department of labor to fight child labor, was launched on Monday in Marrakech.
Marrakech – The Promise pathways, a program financed by the US department of labor to fight child labor, was launched on Monday in Marrakech.
The Promise Pathways project, worth USD 5 million, seeks to reduce child labor in Morocco by increasing access to education for 5,500 children and youth (ages 6 to 17) and by providing livelihood and other social services to 1,000 siblings, parents and care-givers, who are 18 years old and above, in the Marrakech-Tensift-Al-Haouz region.
The project will also conduct policy analysis and raise awareness on the hazards of child labor and will build the capacity of relevant government and non-government stakeholders to better address the issue.
The project will be operating through personal follow-up using an electronic data base called “Direct Beneficiary Monitoring System” to secure efficient and rigorous implementation of the recipients’ education and employment plans.
It will be carried out in partnership with several other Moroccan governmental departments and public institutions, as well as sector bodies and non-governmental organizations.