The RESOLAB project builds on the organisation’s (Terre des Hommes - Lausanne) consolidated experience in promoting the digital inclusion of vulnerable youth and children, based on a contextual analysis of the problems of child and youth workers in gold panning sites in the province of Ganzourgou, in central Burkina Faso.
Within the specific country and intervention context, the project wishes to address the significant education, training and employment needs of children and young people and to reduce the vulnerability of many of them who are turning to the rapidly expanding traditional gold panning industry.
The project has integrated a solutions approach based on the «9 Principles for Digital Development», continuous adaptation to the context, co-construction and skills development through digital resources.
Particular emphasis is placed on the ‘fablab’, which is intended to be a community and innovation platform for using digital skills to boost the literacy and employability of young people.
A Cyber Café area equipped with computers and Internet connection and an E-learning portal based on an LMS (Learning Management System) - which is currently being deployed - were also included in the project.
The project offers several perspectives, ranging from possibilities of digital immersion in buoyant sectors, to computer initiations and training, coaching in entrepreneurship, awareness raising and psycho-social activities, online and face-to-face literacy, internet access and networking.