Areas of Expertise
Re-integration Into Home and School
Reintegration of child workers into their homes and schools has proven crucial to breaking the cycle of child labor. Education is one of the key tools for reintegrating child workers into their communities. Strategies AIR has implemented in order to facilitate re-integration of child workers into their schools and homes include psychosocial support for child workers, family reunification and sensitization, community development and training, teacher sensitization, conducive school-fee and school-readmission policies, vocational training for older children, and training modules to prepare child workers for reintegration into mainstream schools.
Nicaragua’s ENTERATE (Educando Niños Trabajadores y Erradicando Actividades y Trabajos Explotadores)
Together with its Nicaraguan partners (La Cuculmeca, INPRHU-Somoto, and Club Infantil), AIR is working to reduce the worst forms of child labor in Nicaragua by providing access to and improving the quality and relevance of education as well as providing skills or vocational training for 10,045 children, mostly in the rural and urban areas of the Departments of Jinotega and Madriz.
RECLAIM withdrew/prevented approximately 2,960 children from exploitive child labor by enrolling them in either formal or vocational education programs, and provided income generation alternatives to 500 women.
The RECLISA website provides up to date information regarding this project's activities in Southern Africa as well as a wealth of resources about child labor in that part of Africa.