Adult Education

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

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Education Services

We believe that Adult Education/Training 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. About 20% of women who enter the Solidarity program are illiterate.

 

They not only lack the ability to read and write, but also other skills that they might have gained in the classroom. These include numeracy, business management, leadership and decision-making skills. This impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from  shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability.

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.

 

Fonkoze’s women’s education program offers three classes to our clients: Ti Koze (Little Chat, a monthly life skills and business skills class that engages participants in discussion and interaction), Alfa Bon (Basic Literacy), and Jesyon Biznis (Business Skills). All three courses rely on the peer education philosophy of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. In coordination with Fonkoze’s microfinance branch offices (of which there are 45 throughout Haiti), the education team reaches clients through Fonkoze’s network of Centers and “Solidarity Groups.”

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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!

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

 

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Hot Night in Haiti 2

November 11, 2017

CTRL Collective - Los Angeles, CA

 

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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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Education Services

We believe that Adult Education/Training 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. About 20% of women who enter the Solidarity program are illiterate.

 

They not only lack the ability to read and write, but also other skills that they might have gained in the classroom. These include numeracy, business management, leadership and decision-making skills. This impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from  shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability.

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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.

 

Fonkoze’s women’s education program offers three classes to our clients: Ti Koze (Little Chat, a monthly life skills and business skills class that engages participants in discussion and interaction), Alfa Bon (Basic Literacy), and Jesyon Biznis (Business Skills). All three courses rely on the peer education philosophy of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. In coordination with Fonkoze’s microfinance branch offices (of which there are 45 throughout Haiti), the education team reaches clients through Fonkoze’s network of Centers and “Solidarity Groups.”

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

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Copyright © 2017 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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Hot Night in Haiti 2

November 11, 2017

CTRL Collective - Los Angeles, CA

 

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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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Adult Education Services

We believe that Adult Education/Training 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. About 20% of women who enter the Solidarity program are illiterate.

 

They not only lack the ability to read and write, but also other skills that they might have gained in the classroom. These include numeracy, business management, leadership and decision-making skills. This impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from  shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability.

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hot night in Haiti 2

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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.

 

Fonkoze’s women’s education program offers three classes to our clients: Ti Koze (Little Chat, a monthly life skills and business skills class that engages participants in discussion and interaction), Alfa Bon (Basic Literacy), and Jesyon Biznis (Business Skills). All three courses rely on the peer education philosophy of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. In coordination with Fonkoze’s microfinance branch offices (of which there are 45 throughout Haiti), the education team reaches clients through Fonkoze’s network of Centers and “Solidarity Groups.”

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

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Copyright © 2017 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

We believe that Adult Education/Training 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. About 20% of women who enter the Solidarity program are illiterate.

 

They not only lack the ability to read and write, but also other skills that they might have gained in the classroom. These include numeracy, business management, leadership and decision-making skills. This impacts their ability to develop sustainable livelihoods and to recover from  shocks such as natural disasters, conflict and climactic variability.

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.

 

Fonkoze’s women’s education program offers three classes to our clients: Ti Koze (Little Chat, a monthly life skills and business skills class that engages participants in discussion and interaction), Alfa Bon (Basic Literacy), and Jesyon Biznis (Business Skills). All three courses rely on the peer education philosophy of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. In coordination with Fonkoze’s microfinance branch offices (of which there are 45 throughout Haiti), the education team reaches clients through Fonkoze’s network of Centers and “Solidarity Groups.”

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.

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