A new beginning
Nowadays, almost half of young people between 15 and 24 is unable to read and write because they have left primary school or because they never went to school. This problem is particularly relevant for young people who have grown in an orphanage or off the grid, often deprived of educational and formative opportunities. It’s about vulnerable and disadvantaged young people who, compared to others, are more likely to fail the emancipation from poverty and to be exposed to problems about their physical-behavioral development, as well as mental illness and risk of suicide. Precariousness and emancipation often lead to street life, characterized by a high risk of alcohol and drugs addiction, violence, exploitation and criminality. OAfrica, by focusing on children and young adults’ instruction and training, allows them to develop the human resources needed for the integration into society and to have an independent, active and productive life.
THE STORY OF GIFTY
Gifty was left alone after her mother’s death. With the help of OAfrica she has just finished the education path now supported by New Flower: “You should never give up. When my mum died I was 15 years old. I told myself I had to go ahead and make my dreams come true, for her too. ” Today Gifty is 21 years, she has he finished her studies in hotellerie and is now ready to enter the world of work.