We use cookies to optimize this website.
By using this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.    Learn more

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.


FOPROR has four complementary components that allow a comprehensive care for young people:

  • Information and orientation, through interviews and documentation, so that young people are heading towards formations in line with market needs.
  • The rural vocational training, with five fields of training that have been tested and implemented: learning, Integrated Agricultural Training Sites (SIFA), Centers for Training and Community Development (CFDC), initial vocational training (FIP) and continuing education.
  • Support to integration, through individualized support for youths by a competent market entry advisor.
  • Access to financing through savings and credit mechanisms for the creation of micro-enterprises, so that young people can start their own business.

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