CHILD LABOUR IN COLOMBIA

The International Labour Organization is involved within the emerald and coalmines of Muzo and Sogamoso. The aims of the International Program for the Eradication of Child Labor are to give a different perspective to miners, showing to the families the importance of education, so that they can actively construct a better future for their children, and also strengthening the trust between people. The main goal is to overcome fragmentation in the communities through the creation and development of co-operatives in the view that this will facilitate miners to gain additional revenues thus enabling their children to receive an education.

The reportage has been published on Peacereporter, under the title “Green with hope“, and on the magazine “Liberet√†”, under the title “The mine of illusions“. The reportage has been exposed during the celebrations for the 60th year of United Nations in Colombia.

Muzo
Sogamoso