Country: Ivory Coast
Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Seed funding
Associed fund: I&P Education et emploi
Entrepreneur: Marie-Odile CACHIA
In portfolio since: September 2023

YARANI is a private vocational training center founded in 1990 by the Association Of Education and Development – EDE

YARANI was created to support the advancement of women of all ages and all social conditions in society through professional qualifications. The school offers Vocational training and continuous training in Catering, hospitality, and Nurse Aid to only women. The school campus is located in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire.

The Entrepreneur
After 10 years in secondary education, Marie-Odile CACHIA joined Yarani in 1994 as General Manager. 

She holds a BAC G2, a CPECF, a BTS in accounting, and many certificates (Psychopedagogy, Hotel Management, Digitization of Training Services, ...) over the last 16 years.

Partenership with I&P 

Yarani is supported by I&P through the Mastercard Foundation Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Program (CRRP).

Expected impacts

  • Improve the quality of education of education with the development of short term train,  acquisition of pedagogical equipment and the training of teacher
  • Upgrade employability with the reinforcement of dual training, the training of the career center agents, and a technical assistance for the measurement of employability
  • Provide scholarship program to support 25 women 
  • Improve resilience through the recruitment of a community manager and a marketing campaign