The Ilomba Centre provides basic healthcare and innovation education from literary to secondary certificate level for women and girls in rural Côte d’Ivoire.
Partnered with the Ilomba Centre, we provide basic healthcare and innovation education from literary to secondary certificate level for women and girls since 2015. The project area includes 15 of the 80 villages in Bingerville province, within a 15 km radius of the Ilomba health centre. The educational situation of girls at the national level remains very precarious: tradition prevails over legislation and it is boys who have priority throughout the school process. Most women are illiterate: early motherhood, agricultural and household chores prevent many girls from receiving an education.
Ilomba Rural School has developed programmes to help village women take care of themselves and escape the situation of extreme poverty in which they live. Literacy and basic vocational training courses for the creation of small informal enterprises; training courses in “Sewing and entrepreneurship” for the launch of economic initiatives in the field of sewing; advanced vocational training programme to strengthen self-employment for women between 18 and 40 years old.
Since we started working with Ilomba Centre in 2015, we have supported the empowerment and education of 4,350 women and girls.
What your donations can do
£10 a month could go towards helping a young woman pay for a vocational training course.
£100 could help the Ilomba Centre to buy materials for their classes.
£250 could cover the costs of the literacy programme for two students a year.
£500 can cover the costs of the sewing and entrepreneurship course for one student.