ABK3 LEAP Livelihoods, Education, Advocacy and Protection to Reduce Child Labor in Sugarcane Areas
2011 – 2015 (4 years)
ABK3 LEAP aims to reduce child labor in sugarcane areas by implementing a multi-sectoral approach.
Specifically, the objectives of the project are:
- Provide direct education, livelihoods, social protection, youth employment assistance and linkages to support services.
- Strengthen policies and capacity to address child labor, education, sustainable livelihoods and social protection.
- Raise awareness to reduce child labor and its root causes, emphasize the importance of education, social protection and decent work for children/ youth of legal working age.
- Support research, evaluation, collection and dissemination of reliable data on child labor, its root causes and/or effective strategies.
- Promote long-term sustainability of efforts to combat child labor and improve livelihoods.
52,000 children ages 5-17 years old and 25,000 households
ABK3 LEAP operates in 11 provinces selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Sugarcane production;
- Poverty incidence among population;
- Net enrolment rate
- Elementary survival rate (retention and dropouts);
- Classroom size – pupil size ratio; and
- Rural population.
Project Management Team
Project Director: Daphne Culanag
Operations Manager: Jason Befus
Education Specialist: Nick Arcilla
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: Christopher Leones
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate: Loreto Mina, Jr.
Livelihoods Specialist: Carmela Jessica Corado
Advocacy and Communications Specialist: Dorothy Mae Albiento
Technical Associate: Jerlou Lagaday