Educators trained to help children in street situations
The French Embassy supported training for educators and social workers working with vulnerable young people and street children, which was held from 13th to 17th of February in Yaoundé. The support of the embassy enabled to take charge of the three trainers (two French and one Congolese-DRC).
The training was organized for the benefit of educators from various Cameroonian and Central African associations, in the framework of the partnership between the French Association Les Apprentis d’Auteuil and Le Foyer de l’Espérance, a reference structure in Yaounde for vulnerable children and young people care, visited by the Secretary of State André Vallini at the end of June 2016.
With practical scenarios and theoretical contributions, the teaching week was structured around five themes: Being an educator for street children; Knowledge of children and adolescents; Our educational action in question; Animation; Daily life.
Intended to raise awareness among trainees about many professional situations related to the accompaniment of the child, the training should also enable them to build the foundations of a professional identity as an educator.
At the closing ceremony, diplomas were given symbolically by the Counselor of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the Embassy and Father Alfonso, in charge of Le Foyer de l’Espérance, to trained educators. They will be better equipped tomorrow to face the situations encountered daily with the vulnerable children and young people in Bangui, Douala or Yaoundé.