Equal op­por­tu­ni­ties

The Africa Report - - CÔTE D'IVORE -

To en­sure that ev­ery child has ac­cess to shel­ter and ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion and to help poor women to sur­vive eco­nom­i­cally, the Chi­dren for Africa Foun­da­tion, es­tab­lished by Dominique Ou­at­tara in 1998, and the Côte d’ivoire Women’s Sup­port Fund (FAFCI), launched in 2012, are fight­ing the same bat­tle. Since its in­cep­tion, the FAFCI has sup­ported more than 100,000 pro­fes­sional projects ini­ti­ated by women, fa­cil­i­tat­ing their fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence and strength­en­ing their en­trepreneurial ca­pac­ity. The First Lady is also per­son­ally in­volved in fight­ing child abuse and ex­ploita­tion in the work­place, on a na­tional and in­ter­na­tional level.

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