More than 25 years of action
Since 1994, AMWCY has federated 4,693 local associations of working children across 28 African countries representing 1,021,065 children and youth – giving them voice and catalyzing their power to take action.
1 million+ children.
ENDA is the driving force behind an initiative for children and youth
In the global effort to fight against child labor, many efforts are being made and many ideas are being put forward by various actors in public life and in national and international civil society
The ENDA initiative at the beginning of the AMWCY
It all started with listening activities for so-called “street children” and a literacy project for them in the cities of Dakar, Ziguinchor in Senegal and Bamako in Mali developed by ENDA
Birth of an ENDA Participatory Approach
Since 1991, the Alternative Training Program has complemented the literacy program already underway, essentially based on learning a trade according to the participant’s expectations
Birth and effusion of the AMWCY under the impulse and supervision of ENDA
Once the tools were put in place and the movement followed, the idea of the project coordination by ENDA to initiate a federative movement of all African working children and youth came to mind
AMWCY ensures the implementation of the decision-making bodies of the AMWCY
These years will then be devoted to the establishment of National Coordinating Bodies with the task of supervising base groups throughout the country, the supervision of IGAs for a transition to other types of less dangerous work carried out by children and youth
AMWCY's Aspirations for the AMWCY of the Future
AMWCY’s greatest dream is to make the AMWCY totally autonomous so that it fully reflects the will of its founding fathers
Children were protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and child marriage. 97,20% of members feel they are better able to protect themselves and protect others
Members feel respected and listened to by their supervisors and by their families.
Members from 28 countries which trained 2,100 youth literacy trainers ( from within the movement ) to teach literacy to other members of the movement
Children were able to access better health information and services through prevention, hygiene and community mobilization activities