The school year started on September 21 2020 at the LAP. Among the 63 new students 5 are coming from refugees families.
All the other 276 students of the school are coming from poor farmer families from 12 villages.
We were a bit worried about the integration of the 5 students (one girl and 4 boys). During the first week there was no lectures but only field works (harvest) and games. This unable students to know each other better and interact socially.
On the first evaluation the refugees children did very well, all on the top of the class. We believe that they see the LAP as a real opportunity. Students coming from villages are coming from poor families but did not go through the hardship of refugees.
UNHCR in Burkina Faso is helping for the logistic and the follow up of the children.
It will be interesting to find out the feedback of the parents after the hollyday of the first trimester.
GlobalGiving is having a "donors drive" between the 14 and 18 December. For a minimum of 4 recurring donations, GlobalGiving will double the first donation up to 200 us$.
Thank you for your support and if you feel that it is a good project, do not hesitate to communicate about it to your network.
We are taking this opportunity to wish you an happy and healthy 2021.
AG Mohamed Attaher
AG Mohamed Wahab
First year class
Sep 22, 2020
By Herve Millet - Founder
Women wearing masks
This project was started to answer an emergency, linked with COVID 19.
Many other organisations had the same need. Funding for masks was therefore very competitive.
We have gathered only a few donations which we have used to provide masks to about 150 women. This is far from our goal of 10.000.
Since we have been able to gather funds in Europe for this type of project we realise that our US network might not be the best for this type of emergency project.
It is difficult to measure the results of such project since the in Burkina even so it is mandatory to wear one, most people do not do wear them. Also the contamination seems to be much lower in Africa than in Europe or in the USA. People here do not feel the danger of something which they cannot see.
Thank you for your donations and hope than you will keep supporting one of our other projects on GlobalGiving Platform.
For example project 46029 (help children to attend nursery school)