Cooperation Projects

Aiming at sustainability of child labour free zones in Mali

Implementing Country


Aiming at sustainability of child labour free zones


From 2014 to 2019, 980 teachers have been trained by SNEC on child labour related issues and better pedagogy, they have helped to remove more than 1,000 children from work and to enroll them in public schools in 61 villages. A momentum for education has been created in those villages, also thanks to awareness raising by community leaders, teachers, pupils, mothers of pupils and others. The current project aims to monitor and consolidate these outcomes.


  • Training of the members of the associations of members of pupils, of the school management committees, of the child labour monitoring committees.
  • Development of social dialogue spaces in 29 villages (social dialogue spaces include representatives of the mayor, of the local education authorities, of the association of mothers of pupils, of the monitoring committee, of the young people, of teachers and of the school management committees).
  • Supporting school based anti-child labour clubs.
  • Awareness raising against child labour through local radio.


Among recent outcomes, a monitoring visit made by the SNEC in June 2022 in 2 communes (Ouroun and Syentoula) found out that in 2021-2022, 143 children (74 boys, 69 girls) were brought back to 17 schools by the focal point teachers, although there has no been any training by SNEC since many years. All the focal point teachers met during the June 2022 are still very active against child labour.

2020 – 2023
1 Implementing Organization
2 Cooperation Partners
Germany Education International
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Education personnel
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