In October, 2008, the Utah-based education committee traveled to the villages of Ouelessebougou to start a new initiative called the "Village Education Plan". Two villages were selected to pilot the project - Dialakoro Keleya and Bamakoni. Each village education council worked together to determine their personal aspirations for education in their village. I had the opportunity to watch the training in Dialakoro Keleya. With men and women participating as equals, we saw a beautiful vision come into existence. The villagers were taking control of their future, which is what we love to see.
Women in the villages feel empowered by these trainings. One villager stated, “When you teach to a woman, you teach to the family, and you make them ready for development.”
We want to thank our donors who have made these education programs possible. We couldn't do this without you! Thank you!!
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