Congo Brazzaville, a new partnership to promote dignified work for all

Date 06.02.2015
Directrice Affaires Sociales Marie Thérèse Loemba Avec Lucie À Laura Couture

A partnership between AVSI and the agriculture department of the city of Pointe-Noire for the employment of people with disabilities. The agreement is part of a project funded by the European Union.

More than 7 thousand people with disabilities live in the city of Pointe – Noire, south of Congo Brazzaville. In order to give them better living conditions and to promote their integration in the local labor market, AVSI carries out training and mobile casino help them to create stand-alone cooperatives.

Now, thanks to this new agreement with the Department of Agriculture of the city of Pointe-Noire, there will be much more simpler administrative procedures for new cooperatives. New training courses for beneficiaries will be held too. Topics will be business related, such as accounting, cost accounting , marketing , management principles and business

The support project for people with disabilities in Congo Brazzaville is implemented thanks to the funding of the European Union and according to the National Action Plan launched in Congo Brazzaville in 2009 to support about 350 thousand vulnerable people. It is now involving more than 150 people and supports 45 workshops managed by the beneficiaries .