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Haiti - Social : 50 young people will create their own micro-enterprise
26/01/2012 12:54:55

Haiti - Social : 50 young people will create their own micro-enterprise
Friday, February 27, will be held a graduation ceremony for 50 young people from the camp Jean Marie Vincent, who just completed, as part of the "Community Violence Reduction (CVR)," a training program of two months funded by the Minustah, at a cost of USD$84,565. The ceremony will take place in presence Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Nigel Fisher.

For two months, 50 young women and men from Camp Jean Marie Vincent, have received technical training on repair, charging mobile phones and selling minutes, and the concepts of entrepreneurship. At the end of their training, each received a kit enabling them to create their own micro-enterprise. This kis is composed of a mobile phone, an inverter, batteries and cables, a tool box, a solar panel 50 watt, small furniture and an amount of 2,500 gourdes as working capital.

Learn more about the RVC program :
Since 2007, the main pillars of intervention of the RVC section are: Job creation and protection of the environment, rehabilitation of community infrastructure, reintegration of vulnerable youth, through training, socialization and the psychosocial, socio-economic and community reintegration in prison..

2010-2011 : 100 projects carried out (total budget: 14 million U.S. dollars) Of these 100 projects, 53.000 young people (men and women) at risk were temporarily employed in the rehabilitation of 56 drainage canals in Port-au-Prince, and to the reconstruction of a section that can accommodate 200 prisoners at the National Penitentiary and to the prison of Jacmel. 2,400 street children have benefited from a medical, social and educational program. 34 micro-enterprises were created by women from slums and 200 young people trained found employment in the private sector in Haiti.

2011-2012 : 28 projects initiated early in 2012 (total budget: U.S. $ 9 million) 1.110 at-risk youth have found employment after receiving vocational training and 30,000 others participated in the implementation of 26 environmental projects of ntensive labor. In addition, 2.333 women and girls victims of gender-based violence have benefited from psychosocial support and medical care as well as hundreds of children in conflict with the law, 3,000 youth were aware of the risks inherent to the abuse of alcohol and drugs, and 550 peer educators were trained. Three prisons and three new offices of Legal Aid (BAL) were rehabilitated. 128 solar street lights were installed in areas of the program including 110 in Cite Soleil.

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