Young people as agents of change helping to transform slum settlements in Liberia and Togo

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Young people as agents of change helping to transform slum settlements in Liberia and Togo

This is an end-of-term evaluation for the “Young People as Agents of Change Helping to Transform Slum Settlements Project”, funded by Comic Relief and implemented by three partners Y Care International, Liberia and Togo YMCAs. The project aimed to promote development in 4 slum communities of Slipway, West Point (Monrovia in Liberia) and Katanga, Gbenyedji (Lomé in Togo). It directly reached 24,052 people; 11,062 slum households; 12,543 children and young people living in slums; 202 economically active people in slums and 245 people in civic organizations. Activities ranged from peer education, training, advocacy, recreation, hazard vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA) and peer education. Vocational training, business training and post training support were provided. Technical training and exchange visits were organised with civic society organizations. Indirectly the project reached 17,136 people, 867 children and young people living in slums with advocacy campaigns, 16 272 slum households with clean water, improved sanitation and income for households.

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