SPECIALIZED TRAINING ON CHILD LABOR FOR THE PHILIPPINE LABOR INSPECTORATE
Watching and Listening
Sharing of Insights and
Review of Day 4
Preview of Day 5
Child Labor Revisited This section attempts to provide participants with the concrete institutional framework for their involvement in the Child Labor Program. Participants acquire an understanding of ILO's and the government's response to the worldwide problem. They therefore gain appreciation of how they fit into an overall effort and get to know the partners they can work with. ILO-IPEC programmes are detailed at this point. A guest speaker, either from ILO-IPEC or from the Child Labor Program Management Team, would be ideal for this session.
Handouts: Attacking Child Labor in the Philippines (ILO Publication)
Overview of Philippine IPEC Programmes, 1995-96, Philippines
Developing a Trust
Relationship In this session is discussed the need for building trust with the child laborer, the child's employer, co-workers, and family. The discussion stresses the importance of building a relationship because it is only within the context of a relationship that the labor inspector can meaningfully communicate with the child, negotiate for better working conditions with employers, and influence parents and siblings.
Reporting By setting their own targets for the practicum, participants enhance their commitment to meet them more than if the targets were set by someone else. In effect, participants actually design the practicum activities, including monitoring and reporting schemes. Targets are deliberated on by the entire class and agreements made about them.
Handouts: Regional Distribution, Labor Force Participation Rates and Types of Work (for updating)
Some Practicum Issues
Synthesis of Module 1
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