THE ECLIC PROJECT IS FINANCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OF THE UNITED STATES AND AIMS TO ENABLE 50 COCOA GROWING COMMUNITIES IN CÔTE D'IVOIRE to devise and implement Community Action Plans (CAPs) to fight against child labour
With funding from the US Department of Labor (USDoL), ICI is implementing a project to reduce child labor in cocoa-producing communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The four-year project called “Eliminating Child Labor in Cocoa” (ECLIC) assists 50 cocoa-producing communities in Côte d’Ivoire to develop and implement community action plans to combat child labour at community level. It directly helps protect 5,450 vulnerable children engaged in or at risk of child labour by providing them with conventional or non-conventional education opportunities and increasing their access to school feeding programs. It also provides livelihood services to 1,500 vulnerable households in these communities for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods.
Every child has access to basic education of good quality, a strengthened family and a child labor-free community committed to protecting the rights of children.