educational response strategies for working children
rural areas of Honduras, school attendance averages as little
as 3.3 years for citizens. Entire classes can drop out of
school during harvest season, and child labor greatly impedes
access to education.
The BEPS child labor team conducted a
planning analysis to determine feasible pilot project interventions
educational opportunities to working children in Honduras,
especially those involved in abusive forms of child labor.
A desk review of existing studies on child labor in Honduras
provided the basis for planning and executing assessments
in two regions of Honduras: the southern cone of Choluteca
and Valle, and the Mosquitia.
its studies, BEPS found that child labor does indeed exist
in Honduras, that the presence
of child labor is being
recognized in some sectors but not all, and that better coordination
is needed between intervening institutions. BEPS also gained
insight into the cycle of poverty and its impact on children’s
early entry into abusive forms of labor. The sociocultural
and economic situation of the parents contributes to child
labor, and thus special efforts must be exerted to address
parental attitudes. The resulting analysis paper addressed
interventions, indicators, the decision-making process for
selecting the pilot project, and a possible regional conference
on child labor.
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