Monalisa Ariska is confident that she has a bright future ahead of her. She dreams of becoming a lecturer one day – and credits YouthCan! with teaching her not to be afraid to reach for what she wants.
YouthCan!, the SOS Children’s Villages global youth employability programme, marks its second successful year of making a difference on 1 March 2019.
'Tantie bagage' is a widespread child labour practice in Côte d’Ivoire in which mostly young girls carry heavy loads to earn money to support their families or help pay for school. An SOS Children's Villages project gives these girls the chance to trade child labour for an education.