SUKKUR – Additional Deputy Commissioner Mubeen Elahi shared achievements of the Combating Abusive Child Labour (CACL-II) Project during an event here the other day. The project has been funded by the European Union and technically assisted by International Labour Organisation (ILO). Elahi said that five action programmes were designed to make Sukkur a model district in its efforts to combat Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL). He said that five action programmes have been developed under CACL-II Project like district coordination committee on child labour issues is fully functional, headed by the Sukkur DC, a District Child Labour Unit has been established at the Commissioner's office, a complaint box is also available to receive any complaint about child labour, he added. According to ADC, the key government officials have been sensitised on child labour issues and are providing support in different interventions as well as 500 teachers for government-run primary schools have been trained on child labour issues. These teachers are supporting the mainstreaming of former child labourers into the government schools. The Sukkur Education Department has also prepared the first draft of District Education Plan (DEP), focusing on the elimination of WFCL and it has been sent to the Sindh Secretary Education for approval.
The administration is in the process of establishing Child Labour Monitoring System and as a first step, data has been collected from 11 Union Councils.
In the next step, the data shall be collected from all the 35 Union Councils which would help develop policies.
for elimination of WFCL.