The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of young people so that they become socially responsible and productive members of society. In order to achieve this goal, children and youth must be given better opportunities for positive development and equitable access to education. More at jacobsfoundation.org.
With the support of the Jacobs Foundation, we implemented a program on early-childhood development in partnership with Hellen Keller International and the TRECC program.
The TRECC program - Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities - began in 2015 when the Board of Directors of the Jacobs Foundation decided to invest 50 million Swiss francs in this innovative initiative, which seeks to improve the living conditions of children and young people in Côte d'Ivoire by promoting quality education and leveraging the contribution of the private sector. The TRECC program focuses on early childhood development, preschool and primary education, and youth training. More at treccprogram.org/.
In 2020, Blommer along with its parent Company Fuji Oil, joined two initiatives led by the Jacobs foundation. The first initiative, Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF), aims to reach 5 million children and 10 million parents in cocoa growing areas and beyond, focusing on access to quality primary education. The second initiative, also based in Cote d’Ivoire, is the Early Learning and Nutrition Facility (ELAN). ELAN is designed to provide quality services and training in early childhood development and nutrition to 1.3 million children below the age of 5 and their caregivers. Learn more at jacobsfoundation.org/en/activity/clef-elan/.