Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso

 
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Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso

Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso
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Girls of the College Modern de l'Amitie

Girls of the College Modern de l'Amitie
Students pose for a group photo at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year: College Modern de l'Amitie (view small | med | large | orig)

New sign for Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie

New sign for Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie
The College Modern de l'Amitie (middle school) became the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie (secondary school) this year as NEEED created a combined middle/secondary school to facilitate the continuation of studies for the girls attending this school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Students in the cantine at lunchtime

Students in the cantine at lunchtime
Thanks to your support, students enjoy a lunch of rice and sauce. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ouedraogo Zalissa, 12 yrs old

Ouedraogo Zalissa, 12 yrs old
I am a first year student in the middle school. My mother is a subsistence farmer in the village of Youba, 35 kms from the middle school. My father died two years ago. I have six brothers and sisters. I love school and hope to be a government official some day. While in school, I live with my brother, a student in secondary school in Ouahigouya, five kms from the middle school. I come to school on foot. I am very happy to be here. My mother says this is the best school in the region. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ouattara Raissa, 14 years old

Ouattara Raissa, 14 years old
I am 14 years old and I am in my second year of middle school. My parents are subsistence farmers. I have four brothers and sisters. I come from the village of Kayegue which is 40 kilometers from Ouahigouya where I live with a friend of my father's during the school year. I walk to and from school each day. We do not eat breakfast in the morning. With the canteen, I can eat at noon which I appreciate very much. I am happy to be at the Lycée Moderne de l' Amitie. I am learning a lot. (view small | med | large | orig)

Diallo Ramata, 15 yrs old

Diallo Ramata, 15 yrs old
I am 15 years old and in my 3rd year in middle school. During the school year, I live with my aunt in a village six kms from school. In the mornings I drink millet porridge before going to school. The school environment is very good and learning is taken very seriously. My parents are subsistence farmers in the village of Touya which is 31 kilometers from school. I have four sisters and five brothers. Only three of them go to school and I hope that they will be able to go to this school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ouedraogo Kadiatou, 18 yrs old

Ouedraogo Kadiatou, 18 yrs old
I am starting secondary school. My parents are subsistence farmers in Douma, 45 kms from Ouahigouya. I graduated from middle school here last year. The teachers here are serious and the school work is rewarding. I hope to earn my secondary diploma here at the Lycée Moderne de l'Amitie. I want to become a mathematics professor. While in school, I live in Ouahigouya with my brother who is a mechanic. I go six kms each day to school. We have no breakfast so I appreciate the noon meal here. (view small | med | large | orig)

New classroom building

New classroom building
A new classroom building was completed in 2009 to accomodate increasing enrollment. The Lycée can now accomodate 600 students while maintaining its standard of 50 students maximum per classroom. (view small | med | large | orig)

School well

School well
The school well provides water for the students and teachers, and for the canteen where students receive a daily lunch. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 2,445 donors like you, a total of $175,047 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Suzanne Plopper

Project Manager, Girls' Education Project
Chester, CA United States

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