CHILD LABOUR IN TEA SECTOR IN MALAWI
Malawi has been seen to be one of the worst countries on African Continent when it comes to child labour practices, according to Line Eldring, author of the recently released report on Child Labour in the Tea Sector in Malawi (a pilot study). She observes that the "attention has especially been directed at the tobacco growing sector," and yet less is known about other commercial agricultural sectors, "as the tea sector, which is another major export sector in the Malawian economy."
FROM OUR PROJECT DIRECTOR
WELCOME to the Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre [CRIDOC], a newly conceived initiative that seeks to provide access to information on child rights or related issues through Documentation, Research, Website and/or other ICT models.
This website is still under construction and the project is still at a preparatory stage. I am frantically running up and down to raise funds for what i believe will be one of the most innovative child focused projects in Malawi. So don't be surprised that some of the things you read on this site may actually be in future tense, rather than in the present.
The project will have two main phases: The first is the On-line segment or Head Start, which will largely be based on the use of the Internet. Most of the information you are reading now constitutes the Head Start, which may not require as much funding as the second phase. All activities will be administered on the Internet rather than other means of communication. With the Head Start, i believe that we do not necessarily need to wait for full funding to kick-start the project.
The second phase is the off-line segment, which will comprise all other activities that do not directly involve the use of the Internet, such as the library (with books, printed reports and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, video documentaries, a computer network, etcetera).
Special acknowledgement to the German Chapter of the Global March Against Child Labour for offering us a sub-domain and server space for free on their official website. We are also kindly appealing for more support (in any form) from other like-minded organisations, agencies, corporations and individual well-wishers in Malawi and from around the world. You could support us, for example, by making financial or material donation, information sharing or other technical support, or simply by posting your advert on this site.
For those who may be interested to sponsor the project, in part or whole, or may want me to share the project proposal with you, please do to not hesitate to contact me on any of the e-mails below.
Thank you for your interest in the project and in child rights issues. We hope you will enjoy navigating through the rest of our fledgling website.
We at Child Rights Information
and Documentation Centre [CRIDOC] believe that information is
power. We believe that a developed society is an informed society.
There can never be a meaningful development without a meaningful
information exchange system.
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