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The “Dreams of Schooling” project, promoted by the Ivorian Association “Coup de pouce” with the support of Harambee, is committed to addressing the challenge of school dropout and learning delays in several villages around Yamoussoukro, offering a second educational chance to hundreds of children and adolescents, from 7 to 15 years old. Thanks to an approach based on personalized academic support and developmental activities such as music and painting, the project aims not only to improve the reading and writing skills of the young participants but also to instill valuable study habits and fundamental values for their future integration into society.

Particularly significant is the focus on girls, who through the project gain the tools to advance in their studies and build a solid foundation of knowledge. The initiative includes the creation of a mobile library, which currently visits the village squares of Djahakro due to a lack of adequate transportation means, and the organization of reading contests among different primary schools to stimulate interest and healthy competition among students, with book prizes for the winning students and schools.

The project extends to several villages around Yamoussoukro, including Djahakro, N’gattakro, Toumbokro, and Ouffoué-diékro, with the aim of further expanding the activities to the municipality of Attiégouakro. In addition to the focus on education, the initiative places special emphasis on hygiene training in schools and literacy for mothers, integrating income-generating activities that contribute to creating a sustainable and conducive learning environment.

“Dreams of Schooling” represents a model of solidarity and community commitment, demonstrating how access to quality education and the development of vital skills can truly transform the lives of children and their families, bringing about positive and lasting change in society.