Japan extends assistance for child labour
The government of Japan has provided financial assistance of Rs. 96.32 million for the Project for Prevention and Reduction of Child Labour in Restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley.
The agreement to this effect was signed between Shuichi Sakakibara, Chargé d Affairs of Japan to Nepal, and Maki Miyahara, Country Representative of Shapla Neer amidst a function in capital on Friday.
Shapla Neer is the implementing agency and it will also implement the second phase of the Project for the Prevention and Reduction of Child Labor in Restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley in coordination with local NGO, named Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN). It had also implemented the first phase of the project.
As per the agreement, Shapla Neer will utilise the grant exclusively to promote human resources development at ward offices as well as municipality offices so that staff at each office will be able to conduct monitoring and related activities effectively and efficiently on their own in the future along with enhancing the outcomes of the former project.
Moreover, the awareness campaigns through TV, radio, posters and leaflet will continue to take place to rouse public opinion, as well as bring awareness to restaurant owners and local people about the plight of working children and child labor. nepalnews.com