Project profile — Children Lead the Way

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Children Lead the Way - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2011-04-29 - 2016-07-31
Country / region • Nicaragua (10.00%)
• Burkina Faso (19.00%)
• Kenya (20.00%)
• Canada (16.00%)
• Peru (18.00%)
• Bolivia (17.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (13.00%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (61.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (11.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (5.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS (16064) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to support girls and boys, from infancy to young adulthood, become healthy, educated and productive citizens. The project’s expected results include improved life opportunities for working youth in Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Kenya who are educated about their rights and have acquired marketable skills. Its objectives also include a better quality of primary education for indigenous children in Bolivia through the provision of teacher-training in child-friendly pedagogy, an increased prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and healthy weaning of newborns and infants in Burkina Faso, the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS as well as improved health of children in Kenya, and the promotion of children's rights in 23 cities across Canada.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (July 2016) include: 1) 14,835 working children who have access to quality primary and secondary education, 2) 5,617 working children who have received technical and vocational training through centres, and through participation in apprenticeship programmes, 3) teacher training in five countries on child education, issues faced by working children, their rights and life skills, 4) training 14,000 working children to acquire certain life skills such as leadership, self-esteem, human rights, gender equality and financial education, 5) 89 organizations and groups of working girls and boys have been stabilized and strengthened, 88.9% of whom have noted that they are taking tangible measures, such as taking decisions at meetings, and 6) 12 policies implemented to address the issues of working children and protect their rights in more than 40 government entities from municipal to national level. These activities have contributed to: (i) increase secondary school enrolment rates in Nicaragua, Peru and Kenya; (ii) increase the government's commitment to better support its cooperation with civil society actors in Nicaragua and Peru; and thus (iii) improve structures for the protection of working children in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Kenya, such as policy implementation.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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