Strengthening of entrepreneurial spirit for its participants

15 Mar 2017
In order to help family leaders to empowerment, the programme of families of origin has trained some 50 family leaders in local entrepreneurship. More than 50 guardians participating in the programme of families of origin took part in this training on February 15th 2017.
The Programme Director who facilitated the session, thanked the heads of households for their promptness and interest in the development of their children and their respective communities. "The development of a household, a family, a community depends on the proactivity of the head of the household and this can only be possible if the latter develops the spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship. That is why SOS Children's Villages is taking initiatives to strengthen their capacities in the field of entrepreneurship and personal development," he said. Finally, he urged the participants to carefully follow the various communications and put into practice the guidelines so that they can benefit from the learning outcomes.

The presentations were done by Mr. Adrien AKPO, a specialist in business management. Through a participatory approach, he addressed the following aspects: market research, identification of consumer needs, innovative offer proposal to satisfy the needs of consumers, the quality and availability of service offerings, agricultural entrepreneurship, trade and crafts. He used examples of initiatives in the fields of agriculture, agro-food processing, livestock breeding to explain to participants how they can do.

At the end, participants expressed their satisfaction. "I did not know what kind of income-generating activity I could do, but from this training I have discovered that there are opportunities to have a meaningful income to meet the needs of my children," one of the participants said.


Our programmes in Abomey-Calavi, Dassa-Zoumé and Natitingou in Benin enable us to fulfil the rights of thousands of children. SOS Children’s Villages Benin is a member of Children's Villages International, operational in 133 countries and territories.