SOSVillageEnfantsYamoussoukro in memory of ALFRED KOUASSI
Thank you for visiting. Taking care of kids of his village was very dear to my dad Alfred Kouassi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in my DAD name, may be made to the SOS-USA.ORG (https://team.sos-usa.org/SOSVillageEnfantsYamoussoukro?tab=MyPage). and he would have appreciated all the support toward this noble cause. Together we can make sure every child in Youmoussoukro region and in Africa has a loving home! Best - Armel
A little background around children situation in Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)
The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire gained independence from France in 1960. French remains the country's official language and French influence is still widely noticeable. During the 1960s and 1970s, Côte d'Ivoire was one of Africa's most prosperous nations due to foreign investment and cocoa exports and was hailed as an African model of political stability and peace. Immigration from neighboring countries rose steadily as it became known that farmers received high prices for their crops. The economic boom came to a halt in the 1980s, owing to an economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude that heavily affected the country
Côte d'Ivoire's is now marked by high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment. In 2010, post-electoral conflict led to violence and the displacement of thousands. In such harsh conditions, SOS Children's Villages has been supporting children and young people who are the most vulnerable members of society.
Many Ivorian children face tremendous socioeconomic hardship. The vast majority of the 1.1 million orphans grow up without any support, struggling to survive as street children in the country's urban centres, begging for food and money.