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Child Labour

In 2017, the United Republic of Tanzania made a minimal advancement to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government published regulations to define hazardous work for children in several sectors and, for the first time, explicitly prohibited hazardous tasks for children in the fishing industry. Despite these initiatives to address child labor, Tanzania is receiving this assessment because it continued to implement a policy and practice that delayed advancement in eliminating the worst forms of child labor. Since 1984, the government has regulated access to secondary education through the Primary School Leaving Exam. Students who do not pass the exam do not have an opportunity to re-take the exam, and must drop out of public school, preventing them from continuing their education.

Students in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar complete primary education at the average age of 14. Children in Zanzibar who do not pass the exam can find themselves both out of formal education but still below the minimum age for work, which is age 15, leaving such children at increased risk of child labor. Although the government has expressed its intention to phase out the National exam by 2021, it has yet to initiate efforts or make preparations to do so. The government also explicitly supported the routine expulsion of pregnant students from public schools, making them more vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. Children in Tanzania engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in mining, quarrying, and domestic work. Other gaps remain in the legal framework, including protections for child engagement in illicit activities and domestic work. 

I would like people to donate for me $ 1,000 with the aim of providing education to mostly parents and guardians as well on the negative effects of child labor. This is because they are the ones that sometimes encourage or facilitate these children to engage in such activities at a young age. Every child has the right to education and to get a good time to study. Therefore the contribution will help set up a project where we will be able to visit different regions where such practices are common so as to educate parents and guardians of the CHILD LABOR Actions and also to make sure that every child has the right to education.

Please ask any questions to the creator of the project here:

$0 of 1,000 (0 of 120,481.93 HMQ)

Created April 17, 2019

Hussein Tajir
Tanzania

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