A step forward toward to Child Labour Free Zone
Hello everyone! Thank you very much for your warm support for ACE's activities. This is Kondo, a staff in charge of Ghana.
In this blog, we will tell you about “Community Register”, which is very important for understanding the actual situation of child labour.
In Ghana, guidelines for the creation of government-certified "Child Labour Free Zone" (CLFZ) have been established, and ACE has been involved in their development. The guidelines were completed in 2020, and ACE then attempted to test the guidelines in practice through a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) research project*.
The guidelines outline the requirements for creating a child labour free zone, which must be met in order to receive government recognition as a CLFZ. In the areas where ACE has been implementing the SMILE Ghana project, most of the requirements stipulated in the guidelines have been met, but there is only one thing that has not yet been implemented, which is a Community Register of residents in each village.
Community Register to capture information at the village level
The Community Register is part of the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System (GCLMS), which was created by the Ghanaian government to identify and resolve child labour at the community level. Information on community residents is collected on a household-by-household basis, recorded in a database, and managed.
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