We were delighted to start the process of bringing ICDP to Cote d’Ivoire in 2023. This has been a project that we have long awaited, and we know that many parents and children will benefit from the caregiver course that ICDP has to offer.
In 2023, three employees in Mission Evangelique Lutherienne en Cote d’Ivoire (MELCI) began training to become ICDP facilitators, with the aim of starting ICDP in the Youpogon district of Abidjan.
First part of the training was given online by trainer Gerd Eli Haaland (started in the fall of 2022), and the second part took place in in Kedougou, Senegal, together with the Norwegian mission Normisjon, from February 27th, 2023, to March 3rd, 2023. The trainer was Lea Aubin Sanou from Burkina Faso, who works with Save the Children in Burkina Faso. The training to become facilitators continued throughout the spring of 2023 where we were able to give the caregiver course to eight other MELCI employees in Abidjan.
We had our third training session from Sept 4th to Sept 7th in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, where we received our diplomas as ICDP facilitators alongside the group from Senegal (on photo above).