AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Solidarity Programme to eradicate child labour in the province of Mendoza

Friday, 3 June 2016 child labor  

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AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Solidarity Programme to eradicate child labour in the province of Mendoza

Mendoza (Agenzia Fides) –The phenomenon of widespread child labour in Argentina is aggravated by the fact that very few working parents have someone to care for their children. What is more, very often children help their parents with risky work in the fields. To prevent this from happening and especially to limit child labour, Bodegas Chandón runs a social-educational programme to protect farm workers and their children from the risks associated with the presence of children in agricultural cultivations in the province Mendoza. The programme, known as Educar en Vendimia, (Educating and Harvesting) is based on co-responsibility of all the parties involved. The programme, according to a report sent to Fides, consists in providing funds for sports and arts activities for children who accompany their parents to the harvest. In the province during the year at harvest time, some 50 children aged between 1 and 14 are involved in this activity. At the same time the programme also offers the children involved a service of medical care and meals. (AP) (3/6/2016 Agenzia Fides)


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