Swisscontact seeks to support young people on their way to social and professional integration, in order to improve their living conditions.
In Niger, access to information about jobs, opportunities and possible support is particularly limited. Young people are not sufficiently informed and encouraged to make personal choices. They are truly left to their own. Moreover, in most cases, Parents often pay little attention to their children’s needs and aspirations when it comes to career planning and, even when they do, they are often directive. That is why, since 2008, Swisscontact and its partners have developed the concept of “information platforms, career counseling and coaching youth”. Endorsed in 2011 by order of the Nigerien Ministry for Vocational Training and Employment, this measure is now part of the National Employment Policy. The objectives of these platforms are:
Project target group: Young people (girls and boys), especially youths with social and economic difficulties.
2017 - 2020
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@ swisscontact.org