*This project will build an elementary school for a very poor community with an illiteracy rate of 95% in Burkina Faso. *Adult education will be provided during weekends to help curve illiteracy.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The poor village of Napone in Burkina Faso is facing an illiteracy rate of 95%. This is due to the fact that the community lacks a structurally sound school that is able to offer the full cycle of a primary school education. Many kids can't attend school and the community is faced with the harsh realities of illiteracy: burning and cutting trees for farming, chronic alcoholism and backwardness. This project will affect more than 1000 kids and the well-being of the entire community.
How will this project solve this problem?
A structurally sound school will provide the environment for learning to read and write for all kids. It will therefore be an avenue of knowledge that is being disseminated in the community.
Potential Long Term Impact
The school will significantly reduce illiteracy in the community. It will help promote best practices in the areas of health, farming and the environment. It will also help reduce alcoholism. Over 5,000 inhabitants will be benefit from the project.
Total Funding Received to Date: $555
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $555 . The original project funding goal was $85,435.