Care Malawi has launched a four-year project to end child labour in tobacco farms in traditional authorities Malenga, Chilooko and Kalumo in Ntchisi.
Speaking after presenting the project to Ntchisi District Child Labour Committee, Care Malawi senior project officer Anderson Kumpolota said they are supporting government to fight child labour in tobacco growing areas.
He said the organisation will send the children back to school and support their education.
“The project also seeks to improve household income by encouraging farmers to venture into other income generating activities other than relying on tobacco only,” he said.
On his part, Ntchisi district labour officer Brian Maenje said the project will help to protect children from child labour.
The Protecting the Future: Ending Child Labour in the Agriculture Industry in Malawi project, with funding from Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation, will also be implemented in Mchinji District.