World Vision has signed an agreement with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to implement a project that seeks to reduce child labor and improve the enforcement of labor rights in Honduras, called Bright Futures. This project addresses child labor through a community approach where children involved or at risk of child labor will be benefited through a system that includes parents, teachers, government, and employers. In addition to working with the Government of Honduras, employers, workers, and other actors to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STSS), in order to help in the remediation of labor violations related to freedom of association and collective bargaining in the maquila sector.
Geographic Coverage: 95 communities in 11 municipalities: Choluteca, Marcovia, El Triunfo and Namasigue in the department of Choluteca, Nacaome and San Lorenzo in the department of Valle, Márcala in the department of La Paz, Choloma and San Pedro Sula in the department of Cortés, La Ceiba in the department of Atlántida, San Juan the department of Intibucá.
The project aims to benefit 5,850 children, 1,787 homes and 10,000 workers with direct services.
- Support for the operation of alternative forms of education in those communities that present these demands.
- Addressing child labor in educational centers based on the collaboration of duly trained teaching and managerial staff.
- Creation of local mechanisms for the promotion and defense of labor rights based on a mixed model of operation (Professionals in charge + volunteering + institutional coordination with the governing body): Center for Labor Rights (CDL).
September 2014 - December 2020.
Reduce child labor and improve compliance with labor rights in Honduras.
Boys, Girls, Adolescents, Youth, Parents, teachers, workers, employers and Labor Inspectors of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
United States of America Department of Labor (USDOL).
The Project provided direct services to a total of 5,361 boys and girls representing 92% of the proposed goal and 1,802 households and 10,000 workers in 95 communities served.
1) 1,613 target children received support from child tutors.
2) 1,100 young people with technical vocational training.
3) 1,641 youth with life skills training.
4) 458 household businesses.
5) 155 target households that accessed credit at least once during the life of the project.
6) 16 savings groups strengthened (rural savings and credit banks).
7) 41 youth banks.
8) 324 teachers from target schools trained.
9) 95 CLC (Child Labor Committee) in the same number of target schools as a mechanism to monitor school attendance and child labor.
10) 15,249 people who have received information services or legal advice on workers' rights, freedom of association, and child labor.
11) 450,000 (established goal) people reached through awareness campaigns on child labor and labor rights (workers, employers, parents, public servants, and civil society).
12) 1,500 people who access the information generated by the project on child labor and labor rights.
13) 196 inspectors and officials of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STSS) trained with diverse participation in the various related thematic workshops.