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Economic security in Haiti

Giving opportunities to youth via life and livelihood skills

Plan International Haiti is committed to ensuring that all adolescents and young people under 24 years of age have access to services and opportunities essential for their socio-economic empowerment, including life skills and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health, in an environment that is free of violence and discrimination. Haiti currently offers little opportunity for the financial inclusion of youth and the poorest families, especially in rural areas. To help address this situation, we are supporting initiatives and strategies that promote the participation of excluded groups, such as youth, women and population living in rural areas. We also seeks to influence civil society, government and concerned stakeholders via strong partnerships to help these groups achieve sustainable livelihoods and adequately guarantee their well-being. For example, more than 437 adolescent girls and young women in our three programme areas have been able to access vocational training to strengthen their skills and competences through income generating activities and job creation. Training topics included leadership development, art crafts, basic computer skills, farming, pastry, community development, marketing, group dynamic and business management.