Study: need for building skills, health and education in Africa
The 2017 African Economic Outlook highlights areas of growth and areas for improvement
The good news is poverty in Africa is on the decline, but progress in creating employment is slow, with less opportunity for women and youth to build on their skills, health and education, according to the 2017 African Economic Outlook report out of France.
“By harnessing better education, skills and health, engaging the youth and women, and promoting sustainable use of environmental resources, Africa can better respect its commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals,” reads the report.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works in communities in need in Africa to promote the value of education, skills-training and business development. The goal is to work with communities so they eventually become self-sustaining. To learn more about our work, visit our social impact page.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members