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Save the Children - Education
According to a 2013 report titled ‘Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour’, by the US Department of Labour, 69.5 percent of child labour (5-14 age) in India work in the agricultural sector. Spices comprise an important part of India’s agriculture sec- tor, India being the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices. Save the Children is partnering spice company Santa Maria to promote child rights in 30 spice-growing villages in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh through strengthening school and community-based mechanisms by 2020. The main outcomes are to ensure all children in the age group of 6-14 years from spice-growing villages are enrolled in schools and complete their primary and elementary education in a safe and conducive environment; enhance community-based mechanisms in the spice growing villages with their active participation in creating safe and protective environment in schools and villages; and improve families resilience to income fluctuations is improved through improved awareness and predictable income structures for farmers.