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Initiation in ICT

Objectives:
The project covered three activities: providing 130 youths with basic computer skills, together with general professional and technical education; training 40 computer technicians to enable them to offer their services to local companies or to set up their own businesses as entrepreneurs; and finally, developing an internet platform to share job opportunities, with the content and design developed by the trainers and the students.

 

Results:
By the end of the project, 130 youths (of whom 34 were girls) were trained in information technology and 40 youths (of whom 6 were girls) were trained as computer technicians. These new competencies enabled the 130 youths to increase their professional capabilities (preparing quotes/plans, internet searches) and to better integrate the local economy. Of the 40 youths who followed the technical training, 11 were hired by local computing companies and 26 became self-employed. The internet platform was equally a success, frequently accessed by youths interested in gaining employment and learning about entrepreneurship.

 

The NGO:
AccEd is a Swiss association founded in 1997, which is active in Latin America and Western Africa. AccEd enables young people to access education or vocational training, giving them a better chance for the future. For this project, AccEd has partnered with “AJA Mali”, a national NGO specialised in education, vocational training and developing employment opportunities.


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170
youths


Duration
March 2012 - December 2014

Location
Bamako

With whom
AccEd

Website
http://www.acced.ch/

News

06 March 2015
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