Our work in Benin is centered around childhood, with a strong commitment to education and culture.
The access to education is very limited. Boys and girls live in a situation of vulnerability and extreme poverty that forces them to go to work starting at 5 years old, and with girls comes the obligation to care for their families, limiting their access education even more. In addition, we must add their lack of food and poor health situation with which they live.
Their future depends on the possiblity to go to school, something very hard in Benin.
We want to prove them with A FUTURE thanks to the access of education, culture, and improvement of nutrition and health.
Benin is one of the poorest countries in the world as well as one of the most forgotten. Belonging to West Africa, this country ranks 167th in the Human Development Index, almost the lowest in the world with an average life expectancy of 53 years, and an average age of 19 years.
Polygamy, as well as health and food risks lead to thousands of children wandering the street daily, looking for a way to find a livelihood instead of going to school. Surprisingly, by age 5, a person is already considered part of the work force in Benin.