Clean Cotton: Without Child Labour and Exploitation (CCWCLE) in Gujarat/India

Sep 01, 2015 | by
  • Description

The project "Clean Cotton Without Child Labour and Exploitation (CCWCLE) is carried out by two partner organisations of tdh, Anandi (Area Networking and Development Initiatives) and Ganatar. The project was implemented from September 2011 to December 2014 and is now into the second period that started in February 2015. Activities are carried out in 25 villages in 2 districts of Gujarat, one of India's main cotton producing regions. The project CCWCLE focuses on the improvement of the education of migrant children living and working on the cotton farms with the objective to get them out of the child labour cycle. The key goal of the project is to reduce child labour, to promote the well-being of women, adolescent girls and children, and to reduce the use of harmful chemical substances. Project interventions focus on health (maternal health and reproductive health), education (bridge farm schools and school enrolment) and the introduction of organic agriculture to reduce the use of chemicals in agricultural production. Activities are carried out in close cooperation with local and district government structures.

Objectives and methodology of the evaluation

The main purpose of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness (achievement of results and impact), and sustainability of the project for the activities that have been undertaken during the whole period of support. The evaluation shall provide recommendations about maintaining past gains and improving the quality of programming and implementing. Data collection in the field was conducted from 14 to 24 July 2015 using participatory methods. Focus group discussions were held with children from migrant families and their parents, teachers, women's groups and various government stakeholders.