Our Vision

NUTRITION & EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN (NEC) is a charitable NGO based in Wallisellen/Zurich, Switzerland with activities in Côte d’Ivoire. We aim to implement a bilingual education (dual-language learning): Abidji / French from the preschool year to the 4th class of the primary school, and then French / English from the 5th class of the primary school in the Ivorian education system by building a bilingual public primary school with a canteen for lunch in Yaobou, followed by a bilingual public secondary school with a canteen as well in Bécédi.

Our Vision

NUTRITION & EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN (NEC) is a charitable NGO based in Wallisellen / Zurich, Switzerland with activities in Côte d’Ivoire. We aim to implement a bilingual education (dual-language learning): Abidji / French from the preschool year to the 4th class of the primary school, and then French / English from the 5th class of the primary school in the Ivorian education system by building a bilingual public primary school with a Green house and a canteen for lunch in Yaobou, followed by a bilingual public secondary school with a canteen as well in Bécédi.
The Green house, in which local, regional and highly nutritious bio-products will be grown, will provide the food from the canteen, and the recommendation of a nutrition specialist to teach the community children and their parents smart food choices by providing them advice on the best cooking methods to preserve food’s nutrients.


Our goals

We aim to:

  • Promote Education for Children (Child Development) in order to empower generations of competent and strong youth committed in bringing valuable input to achieve sustainable development.
  • Prevent juvenile delinquency and the exodus of young people to the big cities of the country and their illegal immigration.
  • To implement biosustainable measures in the shcool in general; from construction of the school and general everyday practices to the cultural habits of the community.
  • Be a source of balanced food through sustainable agricultural measurements powered by the community.
  • Increase professional training ("Berufslehre" of the Swiss education system) in secondary school through the development of young people’s abilities in the agri-food sector.
  • Strongly combat illiteracy – the complete inability to read and write and the state of a person with no reading, writing and calculation skills.
  • Promote bilingual education: Abidji / French (from GSM to CE2) and then French / English (from CM1, 2 years before secondary school).
  • Empower communities to become self-sufficient in terms of nutrition by providing them means, and education by promoting a novel education (dual-language learning).
  • Participate in the bromatological analysis of regional food (or conduce the bromatological analysis of local, regional food) so that we can provide accurate nutritional advice.
  • Promote the consumption of local and regional food by providing guidance to balance diet.

Slogan

Nutrition and Education, a fundamental right for all !
“Nutrition and Education for all” is a sponsorship, giving disadvantaged children in the region of Sikensi the chance to nurture their body and mind by attending the schools (primary and secondary school) built by Nutrition & Education for Children, and to benefit from the food supplied by the Green house and additional services provided for them.

Members

Our Project

Project

Nutrition & Education for Children aims to promote a Bilingual Education (dual-language learning) for children from 5 to 18 years old, by building up a primary school with a canteen for lunch in Yaobou, and later, a secondary school with canteen as well in Bécédi in the region of Agnébi-Tiassa.

Project location :

Partnership

Ministère de l'Education Nationale

References

In Switzerland

  • Département de Linguistique - Université de Genève
    Faculté des Lettres, Rue de Candolle 2, CH-1211 Genève 4
  • Ecole de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises - Université de Genève
    Uni Bastions, Rue de Candolle 5, CH-1211 Genève 4
  • African Languages Consultancy
    Bodenäckerstrasse 3, CH-8957 Spreitenbach / Zürich

In Côte d'Ivoire

  • Département des Sciences du Langage et de la Communication - Université Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké
    01 BP V 18 Bouaké 01, République de Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ministère de l'Education Nationale
    BP V 120 Abidjan, République de Côte d'Ivoire
  • Laboratoire de Description, de Didactique et de Dynamique des Langues en Côte d'Ivoire (L3D-CI)
    22 BP 1409 Abidjan 22, République de Côte d'Ivoire

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