In the Mopti region, school enrolment rates are low and there is little access to training due to the limited number of training facilities, despite a dense population in the region. Since 2015, there has been a growing impact on young people: schools closed, lack of employment opportunities, limited State services. The Mopti Regional Council has set out to address these issues by adopting a new regional development plan, which focuses on priorities for young people: education, training, integration.
The project is led by the Mopti Regional Council and implemented firstly via a consortium of NGOs and, secondly, by the local authorities themselves. It will contribute to:
- Building the capacities of young people to develop and implement a vocational integration project, by setting up pathways tailored to their needs: training, literacy modules and support towards employment in sectors with high potential for the region;
- Improving the quality of education, in order to reduce risks of dropout and school-leaving, by building the teaching skills of teachers and the operational capacities of teacher training institutes;
- Building the capacities of territorial authorities in the fields of training and vocational integration through technical and financial support for investment projects.
- The project will benefit 3,000 people aged between 14 and 40 in the Mopti region, with at least 40% being women.
- The outcomes will be evaluated in terms of the number of beneficiaries with a job and having improved their economic incomes at project completion.
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