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Rural Skills Development support program in Niger (FOPROR)

Swisscontact contributes to the improvement of the living conditions of rural youth in the regions of Dosso and Maradi, by the establishment of a training-system and the integration of trained youths into the labor market.

The Project

During the first phase of the project, Swisscontact conducted a study that showed that rural youth have little or no training and that they lack the information on training opportunities on existing business and employment opportunities in their region. However, once trained, young people have a real potential for inclusion in rural areas.


With FOPROR Swisscontact and its partners therefore accompany youths in the direction of enabling activities: agriculture, livestock, poultry, auxiliary veterinary, gardening, jobs related to hydraulic, rural mechanical.

Through trainings in line with the needs of their region and through quality support, the project FOPROR allows rapid and sustained integration of young people into the labor market.

Target group of the project: uneducated or unschooled people (boys and girls), aged 12 to 30 years.


End of 2019:

9,843 young people were registered for at least one of the programmes:

- Dual apprenticeship training in four training centres for craftsmen;
- Training centre for integrated agricultural training
- Training for professional perfection
- Initial vocational training
- Training in 17 vocational training centres

of which 5,716 young people (enrolled in 2019) have been certified.

25,612 young people have participated in one of the  programmes since the beginning of the phase (2017) and 15,059 have been certified.

Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.org