IBSA Fund Annual Report- HAITI 2
Promote the Socioeconomic Integration of Vulnerable Children and Youth
Duration Project I:
July 2015 –
Mostly contributing to:
Municipality of Port-au-Prince; Ministry of Public Works; Ministry of the Environment; Sanitary Action Committee of Carrefour Feuilles (CASCAF); UNDP Haiti
The project contributed towards better employability and job access for youths of the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Bel Air and Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince. It provided youths with professional training including the development of entrepreneurship and citizenship values, basic education and job placement.
- More than 2,300 youths received professional skills-based training or participated in extracurricular activities. For example, 442 youths (34% female) participated in training in construction, cultural values and the environment; 30 youths received business-development training; 360 youths participated in pre-employment, coaching and mentorship training; 1,300 youths received football training; and 300 youths took part in extracurricular activities such as dance, music and capoeira.
- 12 teachers were trained in child-labour eradication and prevention systems. In addition, 90 community leaders (44% 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.
- Four manuals were developed on masonry, carpentry, painting and cultural production and two manuals on sanitation and the environment.
- The areas of Bel Air and Cité Soleil grew increasingly fragile through the electoral protests in 2015 and 2016. Consequently, the project activities were moved to Canaan. Viva Rio offered transportation to youth and maintained strong networks within the community and close consultations among stakeholders to mitigate risks.
- In December 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated the south of Haiti, which led to ILO focusing its priorities on recovery action and working only part-time on the project.
Link of the Project to National Priorities
The project helped to address the high unemployment rates of youth and women for marginalized urban communities. By providing beneficiaries with skills, job placement support and tools for micro-enterprise development, it contributed to poverty reduction.