EQUIP3 / Youth Trust: Learning and Earning for Out-of-school Youth is a program designed to prepare and engage out-of-school children, youth and young adults for their roles within the world of work, civil society and family life. Youth Trust seeks to achieve this purpose through strengthening youth and youth serving organizations, including non governmental organizations, government agencies, private businesses, and education and training providers.
Since December 2003, Equip3 through EDC with the financial and technical support from USAID has been implementing a project for out-of-school youth in
Haiti called IDEJEN. After a good assessment of the real conditions of youth in three selected pilot areas, IDEJEN through small community based organizations started to offer services to youth in non formal basic education, technical skills and livelihood accompaniment. After 10 months of implementation, IDEJEN, with the support of Erin Barton from Street Kids International, has identified positive changes in the life of our participating youth through interviews with 10 youth from
Port-au-Prince , Mirebalais and Jérémie.