Children should be considered stakeholders of economic activities with an understanding of their potential and vulnerabilities. Children, especially from marginalized groups, should be trained and supported to enter the labor market and allowed to work in ways that respect and support them, their rights, safety, development and education. Children should be given information about work opportunities, work culture and learn economic language and tools.
An example of investment made within this theme is the Change Leader Brenda Deborah Shuma, Tanzania, who is working to empower children with disabilities. Children with disabilities belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. They are often segregated from the rest of society. Brenda Deborah Shuma makes it possible for children to earn a living and take part in the society.
Change Leaders within this theme make deep impact, requiring larger resources to support each child. This means that this is a small theme seen to the number of children. 1,200 children were supported in this theme in 2013, but it is still an important one.