FKE and its member play an active role nationally in combating child labour and advocating access to education for children around the world. Child labour, particularly in its dangerous and exploitative forms, is intolerable both because of its inhumanity and the negative long-term consequences for the economic and social well-being of the children concerned.
Education is a crucial component of any effective effort to eliminate child labour. It is for this reason that FKE works with employers in Kenya to address Child Labour through the following interventions;
The ‘Adopt-a-school initiative’ is one of FKE’s successful strategies within the Child Labour project to minimize child labour among Employers in Kenya. This initiative calls upon Employers in Kenya to fight child labour through supporting schools with infrastructure development, school feeding, income generating activities, bursary schemes and uniforms. The main strategy of the ‘Adopt-a-school’ has been to promote improved access of education, equity, and improved transition rates from primary to secondary schools.
FKE with support from ILO is also implementing SNAP (Support National Action Plan) to enhance the role of employers through promotion of safe work for youth in the elimination of Child Labor. The project’s objective is to support young workers and business owners in the informal sector to realize better working conditions.