Fellow Since 2008
Association des Tailleurs Tisserands Assimilés - ATTA
This description of Souleymane Ouattara's work was prepared when Souleymane Ouattara was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Souleymane Ouattara is making employment accessible to young people in Burkina Faso by training artisans in professions such as tailoring and weaving, and by providing them with the support they need to enter the work force and contribute to their local economies. His work training has not only transformed the current system of apprenticeship, but is also helping rural youth earn the money necessary to finance their own small businesses.
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