Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

The mission of FBF is to promote good will, cross-cultural understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Burkina Faso; to support grass-roots development projects in Burkina Faso; and to enrich lives of the citizens in both countries. Its Projects Committee serves as a vehicle to facilitate the organization's support of development activities. The Committee evaluates proposals, selects projects, monitors activities, and informs members about project developments.
Feb 6, 2013

Final Progress Report

Thanks to donations made by 40 very generous individuals, this project has been fully funded and a lucky secondary school graduate will go on to two-year certificate nursing training in northern Burkina Faso this fall.  Association NEEED (Nimbus Enfance Environnement Education et Developpement in French), the non-governmental organization in Burkina Faso that runs this project, will offer a scholarship for certificate nursing training to a village girl who has successfully completed secondary school.  NEEED will announce the availability of the scholarship via radio and will work with the Ministry of Higher Education to review applications and select the most promising candidate for this training and profession.  They will notify Friends of Burkina Faso of their choice of candidate and send us the name and a photo of the candidate.

Our sincere thanks to all donors to this project!

For further information about this project, you may contact me at smplopper@aol.com.  

Jan 16, 2013

Final Progress Report

Thanks to donations made by 23 very generous individuals, this project has been fully funded and a lucky secondary school graduate will go on to primary teacher training in northern Burkina Faso this fall.  Association NEEED (Nimbus Enfance Environnement Education et Developpement in French), the non-governmental organization in Burkina Faso that runs this project, will offer a scholarship for primary school teacher training to a village girl who has successfully completed secondary school.  NEEED will announce the availability of the scholarship via radio and will work with the Ministry of Higher Education to review applications and select the most promising candidate for this training and profession.  They will notify Friends of Burkina Faso of their choice of candidate and send a photo of the candidate.

Our sincere thanks to all donors to this project!

For further information about this project, you may contact me at smplopper@aol.com.  

Dec 26, 2012

Photos of our 2012 girls

1st graders in Kouni village-built primary school
1st graders in Kouni village-built primary school

As the year comes to a close, we want to share with you, our partners, photos of some of the 300 village girls you have so generously helped to enroll in primary school in northern Burkina Faso this year.  Though of course we will not have their academic grades until the end of the school year, if last year is any indication, the vast majority of these girls (nearly 90% last year) will pass national qualifying exams to go on to middle school and high school.  And thanks to the generosity of certain of our partners, we were able to support 13 village girls going on to post secondary education this year (in teacher, nursing and midwifery training and in university education) .   

With your continuing support, Association NEEED (the local NGO that runs the project) hopes to respond to requests for the Lambs Support Girls’ Education Project from the remaining 75-80 interested villages in the region over the next 3 years.  NEEED will introduce parents in these remaining villages to the importance of girls’ education and to NEEED’s low cost and sustainable strategy for ensuring an education for village girls.

 Our sincere thanks for all of your support for the education of “our” (that is collectively “our”) girls over the past year and for your continuing support in 2013.

Our very best wishes to you in the New Year!

Warmly,

Suzanne

Tenkoaglega girls with school supplies
Tenkoaglega girls with school supplies
Taonsgho girls in "1 size fits all" uniforms
Taonsgho girls in "1 size fits all" uniforms
Moutoulou village girls with teachers and parents
Moutoulou village girls with teachers and parents

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