A workshop to launch activities to combat child labour in cocoa plantations took place yesterday, August 7, 2019 in Yaounde.
The widespread use of children in cocoa production is alarming. Approximately 152 million children worldwide, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), are affected by the phenomenon. The government of Cameroon and other stakeholders are determined to eliminate child labour in cocoa plantations by 2025. This is the raison d’être for the workshop that took place yesterday, August 7, in Yaounde. Organised by the Association for Children, Youth and the Future dubbed ASSEJA in the French language, in partnership with SIC CACAOS (the local representative of Barry Callebaut) the workshop focused on discussing sustainable projects that will not only keep children away from cocoa farms but improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and also encourage the entire community to respect the rights of children.Read also : Maternal, Newborn, Child Health: Mortality Rates Curbed, Hospital Delivery Figures Raised