Head of a Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine
Partner: Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine - CJA
My Volunteer Experience
My name is Tanga Yaméogo. I am the head of a youth cooperative called Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine, which is a program implemented by the Association pour le développement des initiatives de prévention en santé (ADIP/S) with the support of the Uniterra Program. The competencies acquired at the Coop has enabled me to create and manage my own enterprise, and given me a sense of solidarity through the consultation and training that I provide to women organisations and youth who wish to start up their own business. When both my parents passed away, I lost all the support I needed for my education. The Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine was a great opportunity to have an income generating activity allowing me to provide for myself and two younger brother and sister in my care.
Regarding the FIESS, I hope to learn from other countries’ experiences in terms of innovative approaches in social and solidarity economy, share the experience of the Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine as an economic empowerment tool for youths, and to reduce the impact of HIV-AIDS on them. I would also like to have the opportunity to create sustainable partnership links and have the Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine become member of a social and solidarity economy network.
Mr. Tanga Yaméogo is coming to the FIESS as a representative of the Coopérative Jeunesse Africaine.