Kwadjo Cléophas Mally
“In 2016, we are at a pivotal moment for the execution of our strategic plan and the implementation of the commitments made by all the partners, in particular concerning the schooling and vocational training of children in cocoa-growing areas.
No country can achieve emergence without placing education at the centre of its priorities. That is why at ICI we undertake to raise the awareness of this, and mobilise the governments of both Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as the cocoa-growing communities, and the chocolate industries to do more. All these stakeholders must step up their efforts so that the goal of providing quality education for all children, and especially for girls, is achieved by 2020 in all the areas in which ICI operates. ICI’s goal of tackling child labour is dependant on this.”
Free the Slaves has been one of the Founding Board Members of ICI, and we are a proud of our collaboration so far.
"ICI has recently asserted itself as a credible clearinghouse for best practices in the elimination of child labour in cocoa...
It is possible to have cocoa communities free of child labour and we have to work towards this objective.