Child Labour

Students of Çilimli Social Support Centre have presented the season end performance to their families.

Students of Çilimli Social Support centre, which was established within the scope of “Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project” have presented a performance to their families that they have prepared during their education programme in support centre. 60 students registered in the support centre will say farewell to their teachers until the next year.

News | 17 September 2015

Children who attended to Çilimli Social Support Centre instead of going to hazelnut fields within the scope of Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project run jointly by International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Ministry of Labour and Social Security have presented their talents on dance and music to parents in an evening event.

Seasonal agriculture worker families enjoyed the performance presented by their children.

Çilimli Preschool manager Nuray Eran, District Governor of Çilimli Emin Şimşek and ILO Turkey Office Senior Programme Officer Nejat Kocabay has made the opening speeches thanking to all involved. Performance took place on a truck stage contributed by Düzce Municipality.

Performance show started with the folk dances from 7 regions of Turkey and continued with the samba dance prepared by preschool children.

Show has ended with a symbolic graduation ceremony.


The overall objective of this project is to contribute elimination of worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in seasonal agriculture in line with the Turkish Government’s strategy drawn by the National Employment Strategy 2014-2023. A model has been developed through the Dutch Government and CAOBISCO* funded “Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Commercial Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Ordu” project 2013 and 2014. The project aims contributing to the withdrawal of children from work and prevention of at-risk children to be engaged in seasonal hazelnut agriculture. It will bring added value through the replication of the strategic intervention model in the different regions and contribute to a sustainable child labour monitoring mechanism in seasonal agriculture. The project will step up efforts to attain the goal of contributing to the policy making and efficient implementation on the elimination of WFCL in seasonal agriculture.

*Contributing members of CAOBISCO to the ILO PPP Project: Ferrero, Nestlé, August Storck KG, Barry Callebaut, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, Mars incorporated, Chocosuisse, NATRA S.A., Griesson - de Beukelaer GmbH & Co., Cémoi chocolatier, Gebr. Jancke GmbH, Neuhaus NV, Stollwerck GmbH, Koenig Backmittel GmbH