Seably

About the Community

Seably is a community in the Ivory Coast. The total population is 1,934, of which 1,420 are children. There is a primary school within the community. The closest kindergarten, junior high school, and senior high school are all located nearby at a distance of 4 km.

  • There is a primary health center 4 km away from the community.
  •  There is a safe water point around 60 minutes away by return trip.
Actions by ICI
  • 2 classrooms have been built
  • 3 desks and 3 office chairs for teachers were donated.
  • A grater and cassava press has been given to Seably’s women’s group to assist in the production of cassava paste. Women have also received training in basic accounting and equipment management.
  • A Community Service Group (CSG) has been trained in the community. Trained in agricultural techniques, this group assists farmers and provides an affordable source of labour. CSG received from ICI an équipment: a crop sprayer, ten machetes, ten pairs of boots, a protective suit, ten files, a pair of protective glasses and two pairs of gloves to assist them in their work.
  • The CSG has also been trained on Occupational Health and Safety: Adverse effects of Agrochemicals and their Use
    A community child protection committee (CCP) of 9 people has been formed in the community. From 2016 to 2018, members received 26 awareness-raising trainings so that they could take the initiative to inform community members about the consequences of child labour. They also organized information sessions on the worst forms of child labour in the community and visited 152 households.
    Members of community structures have been trained on WFCL in accordance with the new ministerial orders.
    A community action plan was developed with the approval of community members and leaders.
    a tricycle was offered to the CPE in 2018.
    There is a Children’s Group (CG)
    The school canteen has been built and equipped.
    70 children benefited from school kits
Partnering with
Actions by ICI
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Results
  • The CSG now provides affordable labour to farmers in the Seably community, filling an important gap. By assisting farmers the CSG reduces farmers reliance upon children for labour.
  • The CCPC is active in the community and organizes one community outreach session per month. The CCPC’s members also work to identify households where children are working and arrange visits to check the activities that the children are engaged in to ensure they are not hazardous.
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