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 - especially in a place like Haiti - to recover from shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability. Fonkoze relies on peer-based instruction by training select clients to deliver classes to their fellow microfinance clients. Courses include basic literacy, business and life skills.

Since 2000, over 132,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes. 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.

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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 Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers), the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the second Solidarity Center meeting of each month.

 

The format not only empowers Center chiefs to take responsibility for Center meetings, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition. For many members, the richly illustrated Ti Koze storybooks are the only colored book they own.

 

Ti Koze is active in all branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s 64,000+ Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect her home and business in the face of flooding, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illness.

 

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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1718 Connecticut Ave NW, #201

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Adult Education

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

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Spread Hope. Impact Lives.

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 - especially in a place like Haiti - to recover from shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability. Fonkoze relies on peer-based instruction by training select clients to deliver classes to

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their fellow microfinance clients. Courses include basic literacy, business and life skills. Since 2000, over 132,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes. 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 Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers), the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the second Solidarity Center meeting of each month.

 

The format not only empowers Center chiefs to take responsibility for Center meetings, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition. For many members, the richly illustrated Ti Koze storybooks are the only colored book they own.

 

Ti Koze is active in all branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s 64,000+ Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect her home and business in the face of flooding, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illness.

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

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STAY CONNECTED TO FONKOZE

Fonkoze USA
1718 Connecticut Ave NW, #201

Washington, DC 20009

Copyright © 2018 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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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 - especially in a place like Haiti - to recover from shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability. Fonkoze relies on peer-based instruction by training select clients to deliver classes to their fellow microfinance clients. Courses include basic literacy, business and life skills.

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Since 2000, over 132,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes. 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 microcredit 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 Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers), the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the second Solidarity Center meeting of each month.

 

The format not only empowers Center chiefs to take responsibility for Center meetings, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition. For many members, the richly illustrated Ti Koze storybooks are the only colored book they own.

 

Ti Koze is active in all branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s 64,000+ Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect her home and business in the face of flooding, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illness.

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

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Copyright © 2018 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

Adult Training

An integral component of the first two steps of Fonkoze's Staircase Out of Poverty.

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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 - especially in a place like Haiti - to recover from shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability. Fonkoze relies on peer-based instruction by training select clients to deliver classes to their fellow microfinance clients. Courses include basic literacy, business and life skills.

Since 2000, over 132,000 clients have graduated from our Adult Education classes. 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 microcredit 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 Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers), the program offers discussion-based life skills instruction during the second Solidarity Center meeting of each month.

 

The format not only empowers Center chiefs to take responsibility for Center meetings, it engages all members in discussion through “reflection circles” that follow from Haiti’s storytelling tradition. For many members, the richly illustrated Ti Koze storybooks are the only colored book they own.

 

Ti Koze is active in all branches, providing each of Fonkoze’s 64,000+ Solidarity borrowers with knowledge about how to protect her home and business in the face of flooding, how to better invest their loan capital, and how to protect their children from illness.

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
1718 Connecticut Ave NW, #201

Washington, DC 20009

Copyright © 2018 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.