Promote the Socioeconomic Integration of Vulnerable Children and Youth
The project contributed towards better employability and job access for youth of the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Bel Air and Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince. It provided youth with professional training including the development of entrepreneurship and citizenship values, basic education and job placement.
Youth of vulnerable neighbourhoods
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Viva Rio
(an NGO), International Labour Organization (ILO) Haiti
July 2015–September 2017
Mostly contributing to
Over 2,300 youths were trained in professional skills or participated in extracurricular activities: 442 youths (34 per cent female) were trained in construction, cultural values and environment; 30 youths were trained in business development; 360 youths participated in pre-employment, coaching and mentorship training; 1,300 youths were coached in football; and 300 youths participated in extracurricular activities (dance, music capoeira).
12 teachers were trained in child-labour eradication and prevention systems; 4 manuals were developed on masonry, carpentry, painting and cultural production and 2 manuals on sanitation and the environment.
90 community leaders (44 per cent female) and 30 police officers were trained in detecting child-labour victims, in child-labour monitoring systems, and in methodologies to prevent and eradicate child labour.