Fatchima and Abdoul-Rahim : “We count and so do our talents and human qualities!”
LES AMIS DE HAMPATE BA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN DIVERSE RANGE OF FIELDS AND ACTIVITIES
Every year the French Cultural Center in Niamey organizes a Spelling Bee contest with the purpose of providing young students with the opportunity to participate in a positive, competitive spelling exchange to improve their French language, spelling capabilities, comprehension and communication skills. This year, one of the 8th graders from our school, was able to go all the way to the semi finals ! We praise and congratulate him for this amazing accomplishment. He did not win first place, but what mattered was his participation and the fact that by doing his best he got that far in the competition. The lessons learned by participating in a spelling bee can last a lifetime and benefit all concerned.
As Alhousseïni, our Spelling Bee candidate, remarked :
“I am just thankful that I got to compete at a National Spelling Bee competition for my school. Next year, I'll try to get further and perhaps even win first place! It'll be good for me, it'll be great for my school."
What do report card ceremonies in this school look like? Each student is honored and recognized for developing his/her unique strengths, virtues, talents, and/or interests. The focus and goal is on EACH student and not just CERTAIN students. The philosophy at Amadou Hampaté Bâ School is to move away from traditional educational hierarchy which values students excelling in French and Math more than those who excel in fine arts or who are leaders of good character. Academically weak students feel just as important as academically strong students. In addition, all students are recognized daily in class and throughout the year.
It is your donations supporting teacher training and quality education that have made this CHANGE possible. THANK YOU for your continued contributions which enable us to make HUGE steps forward and a real difference in all the students’ lives by letting them learn.
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