World Vision just completed the Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation (E-FACE) project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, to provide support to the country in addressing child labor. The primary focus centers on education aimed at sustainably reducing the number of children aged 5-17 years old engaged in and at risk of child labor in the weaving, agricultural, and other sectors in Gamo Gofa, Wolaita, and Addis Ababa. The project addressed the needs of over 20,000 children at-risk of and engaged in child labor with education services and over 7,000 households who have children at-risk of or engaged in child labor with better access to profitable markets and credit. Notably, the percent of E-FACE children involved in child labor decreased from 85% to 1.4% over three years, and the enrollment rate of these children increased from 64% to 95.1% over the same time period. This infographic highlights key impact over the life of the project.
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