Jeromekro

About the Community

The community of Jeromekro is located on Duékoue Department in Côte d’Ivoire. It has a population of 953 people. Within the community, there is a primary school.

  • The community has a primary health center.
  • There is a safe water point available to the community.
Actions by ICI
  • Tools and equipment have been given to the newly founded women’s group. A grater and a cassava press were provided for use in the production of cassava paste.
  • A Community Service Group (CSG) has been set up in the community. Members, once trained, provide labour to farmers on a credit basis, reducing the demand on child labour.
  • The CSG has been equipped to allow them to carry out their tasks. Equipment given includes a crop sprayer, ten machetes, ten pairs of boots and gloves.
  • Members of the CSG have been trained on concepts related to the worst forms of child labour and awareness-raising materials.
  • Members of the women’s group have been trained on concepts related to the worst forms of child labour, awareness-raising materials, equipment management and more.
  • 13 children were placed in bridge classes or apprenticeships in Jérômekro,
  •  Support (donation of a tricycle) was given to the CCPC for the IGA’s development,
  • The women’s group received follow-up, advisory support and coaching from the ICI foundation for cassava production.
Partnering with
Actions by ICI
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Pieces of farming equipment
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GSC
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CCPC
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Women's group
Results
  • Local women have been empowered through cassava growing income-generating activities and provided with equipment to assist them.
  • The equipped and trained Community Service Group now acts as a source of affordable labour for cocoa farmers in Jeromekro, lessening the reliance on child labour.
  • The Community Child Protection Committee continues to conduct community outreach to inform on the worst forms of child labour as well as identifying children at risk and monitoring the activities of children who are working. All these activities are scheduled once per month.
  • delivery of Supplementary Judgments for 30 children of Jérômekro,
  • The GSC got 08 contracts,
  • The 30 women’s group produced cassava as part of an IGA,
  • The GSC got 08 contracts,
  • The 30 women’s group produced cassava as part of an IGA,
  • construction of classroom bait and teacher accommodation
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