ILO project helps keep children in school in IndiaListen / The International Labour Organization, ILO, has been working with the Indian authorities at national, state and district levels to help remove and prevent children from entering the work force.
The pilot project, known as the "Convergence Project," is being carried out in urban and rural areas of five states and implemented by the ILO's International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) with support from the United States Department of Labor.
Improved access to vocational training for older children, one of the project's "good practices", has proven particularly beneficial to adolescents who are vulnerable to dropping out of school.
Community outreach has also encouraged parents to send younger children back to the classroom.
Gerry Adams, United Nations.