Children Lead the Way

Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 14,897,056
Timeframe: April 29, 2011 - July 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Save the Children Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Kenya - $ 2,979,411.20 (20.00%)

Burkina Faso - $ 2,830,440.64 (19.00%)

Peru - $ 2,681,470.08 (18.00%)

Bolivia - $ 2,532,499.52 (17.00%)

Canada - $ 2,383,528.96 (16.00%)

Nicaragua - $ 1,489,705.60 (10.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (11 %)

HIV (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (74 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (5 %)

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The project aims to support girls and boys, from infancy to young adulthood, become healthy, educated and productive citizens. The project’s expected results include improved life opportunities for working youth in Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Kenya who are educated about their rights and have acquired marketable skills. Its objectives also include a better quality of primary education for indigenous children in Bolivia through the provision of teacher-training in child-friendly pedagogy, an increased prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and healthy weaning of newborns and infants in Burkina Faso, the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS as well as improved health of children in Kenya, and the promotion of children’s rights in 23 cities across Canada.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Indigenous peoples
Total Direct Population: 34,452
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (July 2016) include: 1) 14,835 working children who have access to quality primary and secondary education, 2) 5,617 working children who have received technical and vocational training through centres, and through participation in apprenticeship programmes, 3) teacher training in five countries on child education, issues faced by working children, their rights and life skills, 4) training 14,000 working children to acquire certain life skills such as leadership, self-esteem, human rights, gender equality and financial education, 5) 89 organizations and groups of working girls and boys have been stabilized and strengthened, 88.9% of whom have noted that they are taking tangible measures, such as taking decisions at meetings, and 6) 12 policies implemented to address the issues of working children and protect their rights in more than 40 government entities from municipal to national level. These activities have contributed to: (i) increase secondary school enrolment rates in Nicaragua, Peru and Kenya; (ii) increase the government’s commitment to better support its cooperation with civil society actors in Nicaragua and Peru; and thus (iii) improve structures for the protection of working children in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Kenya, such as policy implementation.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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