First courses at the INFTS and the ENAM in Burkina Faso

Strengthening the skills of child protection actors in Burkina Faso: IBCR was present at INFTS and ENAM to follow the first courses on children’s rights.

From 14 to 18 May and 31 May to 05 June 2018, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) attended the first courses on children’s rights and child-friendly practices, respectively at the National Institute of Training in Social Work (INFTS) and at the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). These courses are part of his project to strengthen the capacities of the actors of the protection system in Burkina Faso.

A total of 146 pupils and social workers (composed of social educators, special education attachés, early childhood educators and female education inspectors) of the INFTS and 155 pupils magistrates, clerks chief clerks, clerks and secretaries of clerk and prosecutor of ENAM who participated in said courses.

For five days for some and four for others, these future child protection professionals have become familiar with the concepts and principles of protecting and promoting the rights of children. The training modules, designed in a participatory way and based on the actual problems of the children, were taught by certified trainers as part of the project.

These first courses, which take place after several stages and several months of work, allowed the IBCR and its partners to assess the quality of the training modules and evaluate the proposed learning methods. The commitment of the training schools, the teaching staff and the students to these courses testifies to the relevance of the project and motivates us for the work currently being started with the gendarmerie schools and police schools.