As part of the week dedicated to social action, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, Mouna Osman Aden, sponsored yesterday in Weah, in the region of Arta, a ceremony organized by the Agency of Djibouti Development (ADDS) distinguishing the winners of the Propeja competition for the second cycle.
Thus, 54 beneficiaries were selected after a competition to see their respective projects funded up to 400 000 FD each.
The ceremony was held in the presence of ADDS Director of Social Development, Dirieh Farah Souldan, Advisor to the Japanese Embassy in Djibouti, Takanari Kakuda, the Prefect of the Arta Region, Abdillahi Darar Okieh, Elmi Bouh Goudadeh, regional council chairman, Omar Waberi Malow, deputy of the Arta region, and Prdeja, Ide Mohamed Abdillahi, project leader.
With the support of the Japan Fund for Social Development and administered by the World Bank, the project aimed at promoting youth employment and handicrafts is aimed at improving the accessibility of young people and women to opportunities for income and job creation through the provision of training, support and the provision of funding for the implementation of their income-generating activities.
The project includes basic entrepreneurship training, micro-project competition and support to women artisans from production to marketing.
It is for ADDS to set up an exit strategy from poverty and to facilitate the granting of funding for at least 3000 young men and women of low to medium-skilled who come from the communities of Djibouti city, Arta , Tadjourah and Ali-Sabieh.
Indeed, under the leadership of the State Secretariat for Social Affairs and in partnership with other sectoral ministries, the ADDS implements programs, projects and sub-projects aimed at improving access to basic social services, especially health, education, drinking water, youth support and sanitation.
In summary, the ADDS seeks in particular to facilitate the access of vulnerable populations to funding sources, to micro-enterprises and to encourage the participation of beneficiaries in the process of developing and managing the programs and projects implemented.