Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Eradication of Hazardous Child Labour in Bangladesh (3rd Phase)

The Ministry of Labour and Employment implemented a USAID funded project that aimed at Eradication of Hazardous Child Labour in Bangladesh. The project focuses on children working in hazardous occupations under the most intolerable conditions ranging from exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances as well as being subject to long, difficult working hours. Areas in Dhaka and Chittagong Municipal Corporations will include imparting non-formal education and skills training for working children along with providing micro credit support for their guardians/parents. It aims to remove 30,000 children from the selected 47 hazardous occupations in Bangladesh and preventing younger siblings from entering into child labour to provide an increased understanding of the worst forms of child labour. These actions are to contribute to the systematic prevention and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.
Coverage (Geographic) & Beneficiary Number (male/female): The project is operational in the following areas of the old six Divisions of the country, Tongi, Savar, Keranigonj and Narayangonj industrial areas of Dhaka Division; Chittagong City Corporation area under Chittagong Division; Bogra Industrial Area, Sylhet City Corporation area, Barisal City Corporation area, and Khulna City Corporation area.

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