Jan 8, 2017

Improvements at the LAP

Students coming out of the classroom
Students coming out of the classroom

1- Addition of a copy machine at the LAP:

The LAP has electricity only via the generator from 6 to 10 PM. In order to take care of the administration we needed electricity also during the day in the office of the LAP.

We have installed solar panels and we can now work on the computers, charge our telephones and power our new copy machine.

This will help all the staff and teachers to perform their adiministration. It will also cut down some costs for copies. The challenge is now to maintain the copier.

2- Modification of the ovens at the kitchen:

We have to cook 3 meals for more than 200 people each day. So far we are using only wood for the cooking. The ovens made originally were not very efficient and the smoke was very bad in the kitchen.

With the help of a mason from Benin, we were able to modify our 3 ovens within 10 days. The main part of the material used was termites ground.

This modification will help us save at least 30% of wood usage. It has also eliminate most of the smoke in the kitchen which is vey good for the health of the cooks.

WE ARE TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH YOU AN HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017. 

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, CHILDREN ARE DEPENDENT OF THIS SUPPORT TO GET AN APPROPRIATE AND GOOD EDUCATION. 

Macaire (study director) with the new copier
Macaire (study director) with the new copier
New ovens with the masons
New ovens with the masons
Oct 11, 2016

Start of the new school year 2016-2017

third year class
third year class

STUDENTS

The first selection process in the 9 villages where we are active brought only 45 new students. This situation comes mainly from the lack of results in the year 2015-2016. 

In order to find additional students we had to go to 2 new villages.

         1st year   2nd year    3rd year   4th year   Total

Girls     41          24              28            16         109

Boys    26           28             24             31        109

Total     67           52             52             47         218

It is interesting to see that over 60% of the new students are girls. Since the students are in a boarding parents feel safe to send their daughter there.

PERSONNEL

Change in the teachers and addition of a new director should bring the rigor needed to obtain results.

INFRASTRUCTURE

A new dormitory has been built and new showers and toilets in order to accomodate the large number of girls.

OBJECTIVE 2016-2017:

We are aiming to get at least 70% of the 4th year students succesful at the national exam in June 2017.

 

WE THANK ALL THE DONORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND HOPE THAT THEY CAN COMMUNICATE THIS FANTASTIC PROJECT TO THEIR FRIENDS. 

Girls knitting in their foyer
Girls knitting in their foyer
New dormitory for the girls
New dormitory for the girls
Jul 8, 2016

End of the school year report 2015-2016

Boys refectory
Boys refectory

Information about the students:

We finished the school with 225 students (102 girls and 123 boys). 

7 students from the first 3 years will not make it to the next year. The results for the 4th year students at the national exam BEPC was not very good. Only 20 out of 65 students got it. This is only 31% success rate when our objective is 80%. We are still better than local public secondary schools which had 14  and 18% success rate.

We beleive that the main reason for this low success rate comes from the lack of leadership of the personnel in charge at the school.

Information about the personnel:

The lack of results at the school makes us look again at the quality of the teachers we have. We have recruited a new general manager who will start August 1st 2016. We are sure this will bring discipline and control at the school.

New infrastructure:

We have built in 2016 a nursing post, a refectory for the boys and a stable.

Activities of the students of the first 3 years in the month of june:

School year closed on July 2th. In june the students of the first 3 years were busy with activities in the fields (ploughing, seeding), computer lessons and animation activities (dances, theater, music).

New school year:

The new school year will start September 12th 2016. We expect to have 213 students.

We need your support to help those students coming from poor rural families to have access to a better and apppropriate education.

Students learning a play
Students learning a play
Students working in the field
Students working in the field
Stable
Stable
 
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