Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso

 
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 1 donation
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 307 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $174,963 from an original funding goal of $175,000!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Project Funded - Thank You!
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Greetings friends, Since 2006, the Noon Meals Improves Girls’ Learning in Burkina Faso Project has been part of the GlobalGiving community.  Thanks to the very generous support of 4941 donors like you, we have reached our goal of $175,000 to support school lunches for students of the combined middle-secondary...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update about your wonderful project! Congratulations on helping to educate so many young women, and for being honored by the government on their Independence Day! Your success is amazing and inspiring!
      • 2 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Middle/secondary school plans expansion
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    During my visit to Burkina Faso in December, I met with administrators, teachers and students of the middle/secondary school for girls.  I continue to be impressed with the organization, discipline and seriousness with which everyone views this school in terms of the quality of education it offers to its students....
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update! Please keep up your valuable work to better the lives of your students! Thanks for all you do!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    October 2011 News
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    The school year is off to a positive start at the Lycee Modern de l’Amitie (LMA), with the enrollment of 850 middle school and secondary school students in 17 classrooms, maintaining the standard of a maximum of 50 students per class.    The majority of village girls who qualify for middle and secondary...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update, and for the very valuable work that you do!This project does an amazing job in transforming the lives of girls in Burkina Faso!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has made updates to their project page.
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 807 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Our Students Continue to Excel
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    The Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie (LMA, the combined middle/secondary school) reports the following year-end results for its students:  70% of all students successfully passed national exams, qualifying them to proceed to the next class.  Unfortunately, Burkina Faso experienced political unrest for...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Congratulations on your students' good performance despite the turmoil in the country and the need to close the school for periods of time; I love reading your updates--very inspiring--and my best wishes for your continued success and prosperity!
      • 3 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Bonus Day: March 16. 30% matching funds!
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Bonus Day: March 16! Dear Noon Meal project donor,On March 16, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $75,000 available in matching funds on March 16.      In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Students' commitment to the noon meal
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    The cantine at the Lycee Modern de l'Amitie is operated by by 4 cooks and  provides a hot lunch (of beans, rice or pasta) to 750 students daily when school is in session.  In order to economize and to instill a sense of responsibility in the students, students are required to serve all of the...
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    • Debra Hansen
      Debra Hansen Your reports are delightful and gratifying. Blessings on this work.
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    • smplopper
      smplopper Thank you Debra. What is really gratifying to me is how serious the girls are in making the very best use of the opportunities given them for an education. They are impressive!
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this GREAT update and photos; it really brings your project alive! Best wishes for your future success and prosperity! This is such a worthwhile project!
      • 3 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Exciting news for 10 graduates
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Thanks to our generous GlobalGiving partners, we are able to continue to provide noon meals to the students of the Lycee Modern de l’Amitie – LMA (the combined middle/secondary school built for rural girls in northern Burkina Faso). Your donations provide the students of this school a basic noon meal every day they...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update about the wonderful work that you are doing! May you continue to prosper!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 1548 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Thank you for your continued support!
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Thanks to your generous support in 2009, the students of the Lycee Modern de l’Amitie (newly combined middle/secondary school for girls in northern Burkina Faso) continue to benefit from a basic but nutritious noon meal at school. A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the Noon Meal Improves Girls’ Learning...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this informative update; you are managing such a worthwhile project, and I send my very best wishes for your continued success in the future!
      • 4 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    photo update
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the fall 2009 and photo updates on your project. What a very worthwhile endeavor! I was so impressed with your virtually zero drop out rate for the past 10 years! Best wishes for your continued success! You are making such a difference in the lives of the girls with whom you work!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Fall 2009 update
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    500 girls, nearly all of them children of poor rural farmers in northern Burkina Faso, will begin the school year October 1 at the Lycee Moderne de l’Amitie (LMA). This is an increase of approximately 100 girls over last year. Formerly the College Modern de l’Amitie (the girls’ middle school), the school is now a...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 1351 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    An impressive report card for middle school girls
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Program Manager
    An impressive 79% of girls attending the College Modern de l’Amitie (the girls’ middle school in northern Burkina Faso) in 2008-2009 passed national exams, qualifying them to continue to the next level. 72% of students in their last year at the College Modern de l’Amitie passed national exams qualifying them to go on...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update on this very worthwhile project. Best wishes for the continued success of your students, and congratulations on their impressive 79% passing rate on the national exams.
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Thank you for your support
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Our sincere thanks to everyone who so generously contributed to the school lunch program this past semester, and especially during the Everybody Can Win challenge in November/December. Your support has enabled us to fund one-half of the cost of the school lunch program this spring semester. Providing noon meals to the...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E I was delighted to hear that recent donations have enabled this project to fund one-half of the cost of school lunches for these middle school students. It is always interesting and gratifying to receive the details of how the donations are being used. Best wishes for the continued success of your project!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    An update from Burkina Faso
    By - Lacine Sawadogo - Coordinator of NEEED
    We would like to share a quick update from Burkina Faso. NEEED is very proud of our cafeteria and wishes to thank GlobalGiving and Friends of Burkina Faso for all of their support which has made it possible to serve a noon meal to the students of this middle school. During the school day, three women prepare the noon...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 532 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Year-end school results
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Program Manager
    I am very happy to report that 81% of middle school girls passed national exams in May, qualifying them to go on to the next class. Their achievement levels continue to rise: in '05-'06, 71% passed these exams; and in '06-'07, 77% passed. Next year, the first class to attend the girls' middle school will take year-end...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    $.30 a day makes a difference
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager, Girls' Education Project
    NEEED (the Burkinabe NGO that founded & runs the girls' education project) reports that 98% of girls supported by the Lambs For School Project (see Education For 900 Rural Girls in Burkina Faso) are passing annual exams in primary school; and 100% are passing annual exams in middle school, qualifying them to go to the next...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Parents support their daughters' education
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager, Girls' Education Project
    As reported recently, the student population at the College Modern de l'Amitie (girls' middle school) is doubling next year and is planned to go up by at least 1/3 the following year. The population of rural girls entering primary school with our support is going up by 1/3 next year as well. As our Burkinabe colleagues...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Project Featured in the GlobalGiving FilmFest
    By - The Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF) -
    Our organization participated in the GlobalGiving FilmFest and we would like to share with you the video produced by filmmaker Kathleen Kastl (check out link below). This video tells our story and that of the people who are impacted by our work. Take a look at some attached photos and our new photos in the project photo...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Future plans
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    I just got word from our colleagues in Burkina Faso that the school enrollment will be 400 this year (50 more than I had guessed); and based on this increase, there will likely be 600 students next year. The cost of lunches for next year will be $24,000 and for the following year $36,000. We have already paid for lunches...
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    • Anastasia
      Anastasia 600 girls getting a big break in life!! My skipping a latte or ice cream to be able to contribute to a girl's education is my privilege.
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 143 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    New matching funds
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    A very generous partner has just offered to match all donations to our Noon Meal project. Imagine! Any donation you make now will automatically be doubled, enabling the College Modern de l'Amitie to ensure noon meals for their 350 students next school year.
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    • Julie
      Julie It was nice to find out that there was someone matching the funds donated; it makes me feel good that someone else is helping to make my dollars go further by giving what I give.
      • 7 years ago
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    06-07 school year results
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    The college (middle school) reports that in this second year of operation, 77% of students advanced to the next level (compared with 71% last year and less than half that number in public schools). 22% will repeat their previous year of studies. Excellent results in a very rigorous system! The long term goal is 90%...
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    • Karen Morgan
      Karen Morgan It always is easier to give to a project you can see and hear; thanks. Karen Morgan
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    Noon meal helps!
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project Manager
    Thanks to Global Giving's support, the middle school reports that for the first trimester of the school year '06-'07, 82% of students completed coursework successfully compared with 60% in the first trimester of '05-'06 when school lunches were not available. "What intellectual work can one ask of a child who is overcome...
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    New photos
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project leader
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    • kristi fisher
      kristi fisher beautiful photos. thank you for putting a face on this important cause.
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 269 donations
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso posted a progress report
    2006 student achievement results
    By - Suzanne Plopper - Project leader
    The College Modern de l’Amitie (CMA) reports the following results from their first year of operation: 71% of students qualified to go on to the next year of studies, 22% will repeat their first year, and 7% will be oriented toward other forms of training. These are excellent results for the CMA’s first year of...
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    • Nora & Christopher Roy
      Nora & Christopher Roy This is a great way to learn that the project is working. Thanks!
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    • Dennis
      Dennis How much does one lamb cost?
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    • pandamonium55555
      pandamonium55555 its my belief that gender bias is practiced and reinforced in most global cultures. I also believe that one of the most important cultural dynamics that contribute to that bias is because women give birth, and become more vulnerable in their society as their pregnancy advances. It is imperetive that these women be given... Read more »
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso has received 1 donation
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Funded

Thanks to 2,445 donors like you, a total of $174,928 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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Suzanne Plopper

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

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