End child labor in ASGM communities in the PH

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Help end child labor in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities this 2021.

BAN Toxics wants to withdraw as many child laborers in the ASGM sector as we can and we need your help.

Child labor in the mining sector is considered as the worst form of child labor as it exposes children to poor and dangerous working conditions, heavy workloads and toxic chemicals (mercury and cyanide); however, it remains unregulated and unmonitored due to the informality of the ASGM sector. Poverty and vulnerability are the root causes of child labor in the sector.

Despite the Philippines’ achievement in addressing child labor, Survey on Children in 2011 revealed that 3.2 million children engage in child labor; 3 million of which are involved in hazardous work.[1]

The CARING Gold Mining Project, a collaborative project by BAN Toxics and ILO, together with DOLE and DENR, funded by USDOL attempted to address the root cause of child labor in mining communities. The project supported the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) which aimed to withdraw one million children from child labor and call an end to child labor in all its forms.[2]

BAN Toxics wishes to continue to: (1) establish an operational local child labor registration system for better visibility; (2) strengthen mechanisms for convergence of services for child laborers and their families through the establishment of a community-based help desks; and (3) increase awareness and capacities of child laborers, their families and duty-bearers.

Numerous efforts has been done by BAN Toxics to address the issue of child labor in ASGM communities for almost a decade. The organization started working on addressing chemicals and wastes issues which cause harm to both human health and the environment. The organization also has programs to address children’s rights, formalization of the ASGM sector, and other community development programs. BAN Toxics has partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units to establish Strategic Help desks for Information, Education, Livelihood and other Developmental Interventions (SHIELD).

CARING Gold program profiled and validated 526 child laborers from the mining, commercial-agriculture, domestic work and other industries. The project has withdrawn 384 children from child labor in three ASGM communities in Camarines Norte. However, research on July 2020 revealed that 145 out of the 384 went back to child labor due to the recent pandemic.

To support the schooling and daily sustenance of a child laborer in an urban town, they need at least 34,999 PHP (730 USD or 925 CAD*) or a year to keep them from going back to child labor, while those from rural towns need 30,500 PHP (635 USD or 805 CAD*) a year to keep them withdrawn. If there are 526 child laborers, 221 of which are in an urban setting while the other 305 are from rural areas, we need at least 17,275,566 PHP (360,000 USD or 460,000 CAD*) to keep them from returning to child labor.

This 2021, BAN Toxics is asking for your help. Together with your financial support and our programs, we can withdraw as many child laborers as we can from the worst form of child labor.


[1] 2011 Survey on Children Child Labor
[2] ILO Philippines bolsters fight against child labour


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* Posted exchange rates are rounded up. Exchange rates may vary.

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  • RCV Rotary Club of Victoria
  • Donated on Jul 08, 2021
  • Thank you Raine and your school teammates for the excellent presentation you made on your worthwhile project at the Rotary Club of Victoria. Our membership is glad to be part of your Scooter for a future initiative.

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  • Janet Davies
  • Donated on Jun 04, 2021
  • This is am amazing fundraiser. As a member of the Rotary Club of Victoria I am impressed with what you have done to help others.

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  • RCV Rotary Club of Victoria
  • Donated on Jul 08, 2021
  • Thank you Raine and your school teammates for the excellent presentation you made on your worthwhile project at the Rotary Club of Victoria. Our membership is glad to be part of your Scooter for a future initiative.

$250.00
  • Janet Davies
  • Donated on Jun 04, 2021
  • This is am amazing fundraiser. As a member of the Rotary Club of Victoria I am impressed with what you have done to help others.

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  • Kyle Brown
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2021
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  • Astrid
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  • Caroline Erickson
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2021
  • Very proud of you and this initiative Raine!~

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  • Dana Bjornson
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  • Way to go, R!!! Way to scoot, too! #esqproud

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  • Josh T
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  • Way to go Raine!

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