Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

CLARISSA_Child Labour Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia

Project Name: Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia-(CLARISSA)

Project Introduction:

CLARISSA is a newly established programme, funded by FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office,UK) and delivered by a consortium of street children (CSC) organizations led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), to generate a strong evidence base on, and innovative solutions to, the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in Bangladesh, Myanmar andNepal. This programme is designed to build on the strengths of all Consortium partners to better understand the drivers of WFCL and work towards a decrease in the number of children in the WFCL in the programme countries. Its focus is on surfacing key drivers of the worst forms of childlabour and developing interventions to counteract them (preventing push factors at community, family and individual level and pull factors from unethical business).

The primary beneficiaries are children in the worst forms of child labour and those who are vulnerable to being drawn into it. The families of these children will benefit from greater resilience to shocks, better options for their children’s safe and healthy future and less intra-family stress and conflict. Businesses will benefit from practical solutions to child-labor free supply chains. Policy makers, NGOs, and researchers will benefit from knowledge of what works. By taking a participatory, adaptive and child-centered approach to evidence and innovation generation, and using

Intentional scaling strategies, in each country activities will generate evidence of the drivers of andEffective innovative interventions to reduce WFCL.

Project Agreement Number:N/A

Overall Objective:

For developing and delivering effective messages to decision-makers; to develop context-appropriate and child-friendly advocacy training materials and packages to train children, employers, caregivers, and local and national government officials, among others.

Specific Objectives:N/A

Outputs:

Four advocacy activities will be completed at the national level to increase the effectiveness of networking and partnerships with government and private NGOs. These will contribute to the implementation of a child-friendly policy and its effective implementation by involving the fundamental rights of the child, adolescents in various development activities.

Project Components:

Major Activities:

  1. Quarterly Ad Hoc Meeting with Network Members – Dhaka Ahsania Mission will review the progress of the overall activities by holding ad hoc meetings with networking and partners at local and national level every three months.
  2. Consultation with children and the government at the local and national levels – Connecting with street children at the local level to engage government officials in child development and assist in the selection of workplaces. To make the street children a national asset by engaged on the government activities through various meetings and seminars at the national level.
  3. Children’s counseling facilities outside Dhaka city: Dhaka Ahsania Mission is working diligently to create a child-friendly environment at the local and national levels. In continuation of this, this project will facilitate the counseling of children all over Bangladesh outside the capital.
  4. Create platform for street children – To build a strong platform by increasing the capacity of the team consisting of street children benefiting from the previous project, liaising and coordinating with district and upazila level networking partners for development and support of street children so that they can meet their demands in local and national forums through create public awareness and advocate for national policy.

Project Participants (Direct):[During Total Project Year)

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Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

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Indirect Beneficiaries (by age)[During Total Project Year)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

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Total Beneficiaries=   250     Direct = N/A, Indirect= N/A
Project Duration: July 2020-June 2023
Financial partner (Donor):FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK) Through CSC (Consortium for street children).
Implementing partner (if any):N/A
Project Location (District & Upazila):Dhaka
Number of Field offices:N/A
Project Budget (Total) : (£) 56,134.00
Number of project staffs and volunteers:01.

Staff (Regular)

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Contact Person: Azmi Akter, Advocacy and Communications Expert, CLARISSA
Email: azmi.akter@ahsaniamission.org.bd