“A real community forms. I am so happy to do this to help my [Solidarity] Center advance.”
— Alfa monatris (teacher) Vilson Jean-Baptiste, on teaching Business Skills to her
fellow Center members
We believe that Education services are vital to our members’ success. Educational accompaniment is an integral program component of the first two Steps of Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty, Chemen Lavi Miyò and Ti Kredi.
But even Solidarity members are often lacking basic education. Over 40% of women who enter the Solidarity program are illiterate.
To serve them, Fonkoze offers two complementary education initiatives: Ti Koze, a monthly life skills-oriented class that engages participants in discussion and interaction, and more specialized Alfa (“learning”) classes led by Solidarity clients trained to teach literacy and business skills, among others, to their peers.