The Habitat for Humanity Cote D’ivoire training project started in 2009 and has two main courses: The training on Financial Literacy and on building trades. These projects are capacity building for men, women, and young fox in the fight against poverty and take charge.
1. What is financial education? Financial education is a training teaching people the basic monetary concepts and teaches them to manage money wisely. It offers the opportunity to learn the basic techniques to earn, spend, budget, save and borrow money.
2. Why is it important? Financial education can anticipate life cycle needs and deal with unexpected emergencies without incurring unnecessary debts. Furthermore, regarding the young people, financial education can reduce their vulnerability to the many risks associated with the transition to adulthood, and improve their money management skills when they begin to enter In the active life. For women in particular, they often assume the responsibility for the household money management during unstable times, with few resources in which they can draw.
3. Objective: ✔ PAllow beneficiaries to easily repay HFHCI houses, ✔ Minimize the delay on debt, ✔ Increase reimbursement rates.
4.Goals : ✔Mutual Cooperatives Development, ✔ Associative groupings, ✔ Cooperatives.
5. Taught Subjects: ✔ Budgeting, ✔ Savings, ✔ Debt management, ✔ Financial trading, ✔ Financial services.
Youth poverty is a headache for all governments. Indeed, these young people who are the future of our country live in an environment increasingly austere with no clear better future ahead of them. Poverty and unemployment have increased and young people are left behind. Against all these evils, HFHCI initiated the training of the young.
Youth training in the building trades is a project for youth at-risk between the age brackets going from 16 to 39 years. The training duration is 06 to 12 months and the minimum required level of study is CM2 (Primary School Key Stage 2). The training is done in two phases: A theoretical phase based on the pedagogical aspect and a technical education training modules taught by trainers; and then a practical and experimental phase on sites.
The first edition of the project took part in the district of Djébonoua where 50 young learners received their participation certificates at the end of training. Then, with the funding from the Citigroup Foundation, the project has trained a total of 180 young people in the building trades. Indeed, the trainees were carpenters, painters, masons, plumbers and tilers, who are now working on Habitat sites.
The project instilled such an enthusiasm among the young people in such a way that some results were achieved and some works were done. Primary schools of 6 classes each were built, offices of the Directors too including Toungbokro and Bouaké. Economic housing 3 and 4 rooms were also built in the regions of the Central and the Northern part of the country.
Moreover, many young people were able to open a bank account in a micro-finance and some are economically independent. This project aims to promote the socio-economic integration of young learners and to develop in them the entrepreneurial spirit after training.