According to the ILO, one in ten youngsters aged 5-17 are in child labour in Vietnam. In order to strengthen our child labour rapid response service in Vietnam, The Centre for Child Rights and Business (formerly known as CCR CSR) is building the capacity of Social Work & Community Development Research & Consultancy (SDRC) to support our work on child labour prevention and remediation.
The first stage of the collaboration involved building the organisation’s capacity through a series of intensive training sessions between July and November 2019. A dozen participants took part in the training sessions, which taught participants the ins and outs of The Centre’s comprehensive child labour remediation methodology, as well as international standards and positions on child labour. To get practical experience in child labour remediation, SDRC has been managing a child labour case since August, with close supervision by The Centre.
Two more refresher trainings will take place in December 2019 and January 2020 that will focus on communication with all stakeholders, the best options for the child and good practices related to child labour case management.
“Child labour remediation can be a lengthy process that requires 100% commitment and attention to detail by those managing the case from start to end. As such, our partnership with SDRC gives us the manpower needed to ensure children get the best possible service and opportunities to build a brighter future,” says Ines Kaempfer, CEO of The Centre.
Upon completion of the training activities, SDRC will possess the capacity and expertise to support The Centre with child labour training and remediation services in Vietnam.