Adult Education

An integral program component of the first two Steps of Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty.

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An integral program component of the first two Steps of Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty.

Education Services

Fonkoze adult education programs advance the livelihoods of participants

by building skills in a collaborative, empowering manner. Fonkoze’s adult education courses provide participants with the skills they need in order to respond to their basic needs. At the same time, courses develop qualities of leadership and solidarity among clients.

 

Over 40% of micro-credit clients are illiterate when they join Fonkoze.

 

Limited education negatively impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from shocks such as natural disasters and socio-political unrest. In 2021, Fonkoze developed its first digital learning platform, EdTek, created to deliver education sessions more efficiently through the use of tablets. Training modules include financial literacy, business skills training, reproductive health, and disaster preparedness.

Since 2000, over 185,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes and 30,000 have learned to read. Over the years, Fonkoze has developed and taught members to read and write; to better manage their business; to protect the rights of their children; to advocate for their own rights as women; and to understand how to protect the environment and prepare for disaster. These women become leaders and agents of change in the communities in which they live. They also become much better at managing their business and thus can better provide for their families. Combined with Fonkoze’s micro-credit lending, the education program strengthens the capacity of Haitian market women to break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives and those of their children.

Ti Koze ("Little Chat") Classes

Ti Koze is a monthly life skills-oriented class that engages participants in discussion and interaction.

 

Picture storytelling is used to address real-life problems that Fonkoze clients face. Led by Loan Officers, the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the monthly Solidarity Center meetings.

 

The format not only empowers Loan Officers to provide additional support to their clients, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition.

 

Ti Koze is active in 46 branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect their homes and businesses when faced with natural disasters, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illnesses.

Read Their Stories

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

Fonkoze Solidarity clients have access to specialized adult education classes where they learn to read, write, prepare for diasters and more.

Alfa (education) Classes

Alfa (education) classes offer Solidarity clients the opportunity to receive specialized instruction from trained peers who already know how to read and write. Rather than using a standard lecture style, our specially trained monitors lead students in an interactive process designed for adult learners.

 

Each four-month Alfa module covers critical material, including literacy, business development, reproductive health, children’s rights, environmental protection, and disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The more specialized modules build on clients’ literacy skills, enabling them to continue reading and writing practice while gaining new skills.

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Fonkoze USA
1900 L Street NW, Ste 304

Washington, DC 20036

Fonkoze USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID: 52-2022113

Copyright © 2022 Fonkoze USA.  All Rights Reserved.

Adult Education

An integral program component of the first two Steps of Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty.

»

Education Services

Fonkoze adult education programs advance the livelihoods of participants

by building skills in a collaborative, empowering manner. Fonkoze’s adult education courses provide participants with the skills they need in order to respond to their basic needs. At the same time, courses develop qualities of leadership and solidarity among clients.

 

Over 40% of micro-credit clients are illiterate when they join Fonkoze.

 

Limited education negatively impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from shocks such as natural disasters and socio-political unrest. In 2021, Fonkoze developed its first digital learning platform, EdTek, created to deliver education sessions more efficiently through the use

of tablets. Training modules include financial literacy, business skills training, reproductive health, and disaster preparedness. Since 2000, over 185,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes and 30,000 have learned to read. Over the years, Fonkoze has developed and taught members to read and write; to better manage their business; to protect the rights of their children; to advocate for their own rights as women; and to understand how to protect the environment and prepare for disaster. These women become leaders and agents of change in the communities in which they live. They also become much better at managing their business and thus can better provide for their families. Combined with Fonkoze’s micro-credit lending, the education program strengthens the capacity of Haitian market women to break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives and those of their children.

Ti Koze ("Little Chat") Classes

Ti Koze is a monthly life skills-oriented class that engages participants in discussion and interaction.

 

Picture storytelling is used to address real-life problems that Fonkoze clients face. Led by Loan Officers, the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the monthly Solidarity Center meetings.

 

The format not only empowers Loan Officers to provide additional support to their clients, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition.

 

Ti Koze is active in 46 branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect their homes and businesses when faced with natural disasters, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illnesses.

Read Their Stories

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

Alfa (education) Classes

Alfa (education) classes offer Solidarity clients the opportunity to receive specialized instruction from trained peers who already know how to read and write. Rather than using a standard lecture style, our specially trained monitors lead students in an interactive process designed for adult learners.

 

Each four-month Alfa module covers critical material, including literacy, business development, reproductive health, children’s rights, environmental protection, and disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The more specialized modules build on clients’ literacy skills, enabling them to continue reading and writing practice while gaining new skills.

Ways to take action

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

STAY CONNECTED TO FONKOZE

Fonkoze USA
1900 L Street NW, Ste 304

Washington, DC 20036

Fonkoze USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID: 52-2022113

Copyright © 2022 Fonkoze USA.  All Rights Reserved.

Adult Education

An integral program component of the first two Steps of Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty.

»

Adult Education Services

Fonkoze adult education programs advance the livelihoods of participants

by building skills in a collaborative, empowering manner. Fonkoze’s adult education courses provide participants with the skills they need in order to respond to their basic needs. At the same time, courses develop qualities of leadership and solidarity among clients.

 

Over 40% of micro-credit clients are illiterate when they join Fonkoze.

 

Limited education negatively impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from shocks such as natural disasters and socio-political unrest. In 2021, Fonkoze developed its first digital learning platform, EdTek, created to deliver education sessions more efficiently through the use of tablets. Training modules include financial literacy, business skills training, reproductive health, and disaster preparedness.

Since 2000, over 185,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes and 30,000 have learned to read. Over the years, Fonkoze has developed and taught members to read and write; to better manage their business; to protect the rights of their children; to advocate for their own rights as women; and to understand how to protect the environment and prepare for disaster. These women become leaders and agents of change in the communities in which they live. They also become much better at managing their business and thus can better provide for their families. Combined with Fonkoze’s micro-lending, the education program strengthens the capacity of Haitian market women to break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives and those of their children.

Ti Koze ("Little Chat") Classes

Ti Koze is a monthly life skills-oriented class that engages participants in discussion and interaction.

 

Picture storytelling is used to address real-life problems that Fonkoze clients face. Led by Loan Officers, the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the monthly Solidarity Center meetings.

 

The format not only empowers Loan Officers to provide additional support to their clients, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition.

 

Ti Koze is active in 46 branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect their homes and businesses when faced with natural disasters, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illnesses.

Read Their Stories

"I am so happy to finally be able to hold a pencil the right way. I’m learning letters, making words and signing my name.”

 

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

Alfa (education) Classes

Alfa (education) classes offer Solidarity clients the opportunity to receive specialized instruction from trained peers who already know how to read and write. Rather than using a standard lecture style, our specially trained monitors lead students in an interactive process designed for adult learners.

 

Each four-month Alfa module covers critical material, including literacy, business development, reproductive health, children’s rights, environmental protection, and disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The more specialized modules build on clients’ literacy skills, enabling them to continue reading and writing practice while gaining new skills.

Ways to take action

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

STAY CONNECTED TO FONKOZE

Fonkoze USA
1900 L Street NW, Ste 304

Washington, DC 20036

 

Fonkoze USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID: 52-2022113

 

Copyright © 2022 Fonkoze USA.  All Rights Reserved.

Adult Education

»

Adult Education Services

Fonkoze's adult education programs advance the livelihoods of participants

by building skills in a collaborative, empowering manner. Fonkoze’s adult education courses provide participants with the skills they need in order to respond to their basic needs. At the same time, courses develop qualities of leadership and solidarity among clients.

 

Over 40% of micro-credit clients are illiterate when they join Fonkoze.

 

Limited education negatively impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from shocks such as natural disasters and socio-political unrest. In 2021, Fonkoze developed its first digital learning platform, EdTek, created to deliver education sessions more efficiently through the use of tablets. Training modules include financial literacy, business skills training, reproductive health, and disaster preparedness.

Since 2000, over 185,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes and 30,000 have learned to read. Over the years, Fonkoze has developed and taught members to read and write; to better manage their business; to protect the rights of their children; to advocate for their own rights as women; and to understand how to protect the environment and prepare for disaster. These women become leaders and agents of change in the communities in which they live. They also become much better at managing their business and thus can better provide for their families. Combined with Fonkoze’s micro- lending, the education program strengthens the capacity of Haitian market women to break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives and those of their children.

Ti Koze ("Little Chat") Classes

Ti Koze is a monthly life skills-oriented class that engages participants in discussion and interaction.

 

Picture storytelling is used to address real-life problems that Fonkoze clients face. Led by Loan Officers, the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the monthly Solidarity Center meetings.

 

The format not only empowers Loan Officers to provide additional support to their clients, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition.

 

Ti Koze is active in 46 branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect their homes and businesses when faced with natural disasters, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illnesses.

Alfa (education) Classes

Alfa (education) classes offer Solidarity clients the opportunity to receive specialized instruction from trained peers who already know how to read and write. Rather than using a standard lecture style, our specially trained monitors lead students in an interactive process designed for adult learners.

 

Each four-month Alfa module covers critical material, including literacy, business development, reproductive health, children’s rights, environmental protection, and disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The more specialized modules build on clients’ literacy skills, enabling them to continue reading and writing practice while gaining new skills.

take action

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

STAY CONNECTED TO FONKOZE

Fonkoze USA
1900 L Street NW, Ste 304

Washington, DC 20036

Copyright © 2022 Fonkoze USA.  All Rights Reserved.

Adult Education

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