Support education mutuals in subsaharian Africa
End of July and beginning of September, two delegations of ESN went to Africa to work on the creation and development of education mutuals. In two countries, projects are now on track, and ESN will support them.
In Burkina Faso, ESN has brought together Education unions with ASMADE (NGO giving support for the development of mutual societies in Burkina Faso) in order to study the launching of a teachers’ mutual in the framework of the implimentation of a universal health coverage which would be supported by local mutuals. A meeting of the education unions will define in a near future the perimeter and calendar for the launching of this initiative which would benefit of the support of MGEN, SOLIDARIS and ASMADE.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ESN delegation visited MESP and discovered that this mutual society subsidised for its launching by the Government with the technical backup of Mutualité Neutre from Belgium, has developed a good technical backbone for the health coverage of education professionals in Kinshasa. Meetings with all stakerholders, unions, Ministry, MESP, underlined the necessity of a support in terms of training of elected Board members and in the area of governance. A partnership will be proposed to MESP on these subjects.