Académie de l’Artisanat

Académie de l’Artisanat is a new program that helps girls build tangible skills—like crafting and entrepreneurship—that can help them earn money in the future while learning how to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy today.


In central Benin, many girls are forced to drop out of school because of financial hardship. Becoming an apprentice is a desirable, but costly, path, so many young women must resort to transactional sex as a means of survival.