Social and economic integration of young people in 4 neighbourhoods of N'Djamena

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Chad

Detail

Summary
The first activity involving Education, Training and Professional Integration (FIP) was carried out from 2009 to 2012, with the European Union in two neighbourhoods (Walia and N'djari) in N'Djamena, Chad. During this first project known as "TREMPLIN", ESSOR constructed two Youth Centres which were the focal points of activities. In view of the enthusiasm of youths from the popular neighbourhoods for the training and other socio-educational activities, and on the request of N'Djamena Municipality, ESSOR decided to continue and expand its urban development activities in Chad. This social and economic integration activity is going on today under the new project presented here, also known as "JEUN'ACTION." This new project, which has been approved by the European Union, will be implemented in four neighbourhoods of the capital, and will lay more emphasis on vocational training for young people, support for young people to enter the labour market, and strengthening of public organizations and civil society organizations involved in its implementation. Indeed, this activity will have a significant positive impact only if the various stakeholders are fully and extensively involved in it: district councils, public employment and training services, training centres, neighborhood associations, businesses, etc. In this context, we are requesting Cities Alliances to assist us in this project over the next 2 years.
Objectives
Improving the social and economic integration of 1,000 young people in Walia, Dembé, Chagoua and N'djari neighbourhoods in N'Djamena through implementation of socio-educational, training and professional integration and capacity building schemes of community organizations in these areas.
Activities
RE1: 800 young people benefit from socio-educational integration activities in four community facilities that become benchmark centres for neighbourhood development 1.1 Diagnose the socio-economic situation of young people; 1.2 Select and train community workers; 1.3 Identify 800 youths and organize social integration workshops 1.4 Networking of the 4 community facilities. RE2: Qualifying vocational training facilities meet the needs of the labour market and target groups of the project 2.1 Establishment of 4 BFEs and recruitment of Agents d’Orientation Publics - AOPs (Public councelling agents) 2.2 Diagnosis of the labour market and training opportunities 2.3 Identification of stakeholders and composition of sector working groups in terms of public and private vocational training stakeholders 2.4 Identification and selection of 200 beneficiaries, and support for vocational training for them RE3: Integration and self-employment support facilities are consolidated and offer services tailored to the needs of vulnerable young people 3.1 Development of vocational counseling module for beneficiaries 3.2 Training sessions for government and AOP counselling officers 3.3 Creation of a network of businesses for employment and internship 3.4 Post-training follow-up of young people (internship, place of work) 3.5 Development of training modules for micro-entrepreneurs 3.6 Assistance for 80 persons in business creation RE4: The technical, administrative and management skills of civil society organizations involved in social and economic integration activities are strengthened 4.1 Diagnosis of CSO needs 4.2 Definition of a support strategy and action plans for CSOs, followed by training of partner CSOs 4.3 Strengthening of communication between partner CSOs 4.4 Periodic monitoring/evaluation of CSOs 4.5 Training of UP partner staff
Expected Impacts and Results
1) Contribute to poverty reduction and the social and economic integration of young men and women in Chad; 2) Contribute to building the capacity of the Chadian civil society in social and economic integration; 3) Contribute to improving social-educational activities and vocational training in Chad