L'OCCITANE Celebrates International Literacy Day

Committed to women’s literacy in Burkina Faso, the L'OCCITANE Foundation continues today more than ever its engagements. Here’s an overview of the different initiatives underway, on the occasion of International Literacy Day, celebrated each year on September 8.
By Justine Fiordelli

Committed to women's literacy in Burkina Faso since 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation is now focusing its action on economic empowerment by supporting literacy, training and micro credit programs in particular.

In Burkina Faso, only one in five women is literate. To promote women’s access to education, the Foundation has been committed since 2009 to the NGO Aide et Action. A partnership that resulted in 2010 in the project "Muso Kalan,’ a literacy program allowing the participating women to follow for three consecutive years classes employing a particular method called REFLECT, based on discussions around day-to-day topics. Through this program, nearly 900 women have become literate to date.

Beyond literacy, the economic empowerment of women is targeted. The L'OCCITANE Foundation has partnered with the NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde which is focused on two areas: supporting women financially with micro credit and through socio-economic training that enhances their entrepreneurial skills. So many tools that help the women of Burkina Faso become independent.

International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day
L'Occitane is committed to women’s literacy in Burkina Faso
DR, L'Occitane en Provence
International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day
L'Occitane is committed to women’s literacy in Burkina Faso
DR, L'Occitane en Provence

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