Burkina Faso/Commune of Manga: The Association for the development and integration of rural youth launches a new platform
In Burkina Faso, initiatives for the development of young people and women continue to intensify. On Friday 26 November 2021 in Manga, in the Centre-South region, the technical adviser to the Minister of Youth, Adelphe Sanou, launched a platform called "info jeunesse". This is an initiative of the Association for the Development and Integration of Rural Youth, supported by Plan International Burkina.
The Association for the Development and Integration of Rural Youth (ADIJR) has set up an information, training and orientation platform for young people called "info jeunesse" to address these concerns.The Association for the Development and Integration of Rural Youth (ADIJR) has set up an information, training and guidance platform for young people called "info jeunesse" to address these concerns.
Specifically, according to the coordinator of the association, Kalifa Kabré, this digital platform(www.infojeunesse.org, email@example.com) will allow young people to have access to documentation on business plan models and lists of vocational training centers. In order to allow young people and women, especially those living in rural areas, to have the same information, the ADIJR has, in addition to the digital platform, set up a call centre with a toll-free number 80 00 11 82, which is operational 24 hours a day.
Light, fast and easy to use, this platform is also available on the social networks most used by young people including Facebook (@infojeunessebf) and WhatsApp (78 87 98 63/58 01 41 41). As of November 23, 2021, the Facebook page, for example, had more than 57,000 subscribers. This platform reinforces the actions already undertaken by the ADIJR, since 2007, to the youth in general and girls in particular.
The official launching ceremony of "Youth Info" took place on Friday, November 26, 2021, in Manga, in the presence of the technical adviser of the governor of the Centre-South region. For the technical adviser to the Minister of Youth, Adelphe Sanou, this initiative is timely because the government alone can not face all the ills facing the youth who represent about 77% of the population.
"Initiatives of private individuals are welcome. The law authorizes private individuals to take initiatives to promote the rights of young people," he said.
Regarding the coordinator's plea for the establishment of focal points of the Ministry of Youth in the South-Central region, Mr. Sanou promised to convey the message to the right person.
Within the framework of this project, Plan International Burkina provided financial and technical support. The organization also provided advisory support to ADIJR throughout the process of designing the platform. Present at the launching ceremony, the coordinator of Plan International Burkina, Kombissiri office, did not hide his satisfaction with the successful completion of this project. For him, it is a great pleasure to have succeeded in creating this very innovative tool that will further facilitate access to the rights of young people and women, especially in the field of sexual and reproductive health and socio-economic rights.
Eric Somda invited young people to use this platform with caution and great responsibility to get the maximum benefits. "If you have difficulties, he advised, always come back to the association because we are here to accompany you so that your rights are improved."He concluded by congratulating the ADIJR for "this new baby" and expressed Plan International's readiness to support the initiative.
On the sidelines of the launching ceremony, equipment was given to 24 young people so that they can carry out lucrative activities in the sectors ofOn the sidelines of the launching ceremony, equipment was handed over to 24 young people so that they can carry out lucrative activities in the sectors of sewing, weaving, poultry breeding, electricity, hairdressing and rice parboiling. After receiving her hairdressing kit, Odette Bonkoungou made a commitment to make good use of it. She took the opportunity to thank the ADIJR and Plan International Burkina Faso for this gesture of generosity.