|dc.description.abstract||This study seeks to analyze the role Vocational Training programmes have played in the elimination of child labour from the miraa plantations in Igembe North Division. It investigates how perceptions towards the quality, relevance and diversity of courses offered has affected their effectiveness, taking into account that Igembe north division is an area where child labour is as a result of non poverty factors. This study recognizes that the root causes of child labour may determine whether a child labour can be prevented or child laborers rehabilitated through vocational training or not. In addition the perception that parents and children have on Vocational training programs may also affected the decisions between child labour and enrolling children in Vocational trainings. Therefore the main objective of this research was to study the effectiveness of vocational training programmes in elimination of child labour in areas where non-poverty determinants of child labour are prevalent.
Data was collected using a combination of data collection methods including, survey interviews, key informant interview and direct observation. The data was analyzed from the primary and secondary sources and summarized according to the study objectives using descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency tables, cross tabulations and Chi squares to come up with major conclusions and recommendations. The findings revealed that parents and children had negative perception on diversity, relevance and quality of Vocational training programs and this affected how effective vocational trainings were in elimination of child labour in Igembe North Division.
In line with the study findings the research makes recommendations for restructuring the Vocational trainings to make them more effective in eliminating child labour. Further research is recommended by this study for the Government and other stakeholders in the sector of education,||