Sep 15, 2020

New school year 2010-2011

Children of Oualana nursery school
Children of Oualana nursery school

The previous school year was very disturbed by the COVID 19. Nursery schools were closed mid March 2020 and did not reopened. 

The children coming out of the 2019-2020 school year will unfortunatly not be as well prepared for primary school than in previous year.

The new school year will be starting October 1st. The leaders of the schools are back to work on September 15th.They will start the recruiting of new children for their schools and get organised for the the opening of the schools.

Parents do not send automatically their child of 5 years old to the nursery schools. The mothers association managing the school and the employees of the school have to go house to house to promote the school.

Most parents have children in primary and secondary schools. Additional expenses even small (7us$ per year / child) is not a priority for them.

The adults working at the school will be wearing masks and there will be more soaps sent to the school. We will also provide the schools with bleach.

Last year in the 6 nursery schools there were 343 children (168 girls and 175 boys). For tis new school year we forecast a small increase to 360 children with objective to have 50% girls.

We really hope that we will be able to complete this new school year without interuption.

Thank you for your continuous support.

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children nefrelaye 2019
children nefrelaye 2019
Sep 1, 2020

An additional 20 women received Beehives

women with protection suit
women with protection suit

Thanks to your donation and other donors we have been able to equip 20 women with beehives and associated equipment.

The women are from 3 villages Fon, Sipigui and Sissa in Burkina Faso. A tarining of 2 days was held in each village.

Theoretical training (one day):

  • What is a bee
  • What is a swarm
  • The beekeeping calendar in Burkina
  • Live inside a hive
  • Harvesting technic

Practical training (one day):

  • Smoking of the beehive to attract swarm
  • Preparing the bars with melted wax
  • Usage of protecting suit and the smoker for harvest
  • Positioning of the beehive
  • Maintenance of the beehive
  • Control of the hives during the year

Expected results in the future:

  • Additional revenue of around 55 US$ per year per women with a minimum of work (April 2021)
  • Better pollination o the fruit trees in the villages

Between September 14th and 18th Glaobal Giving gives a bonus of 50% on all donation up to $US$.

It might be a good time to donate and to communicate this projects to your network.

The link is: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-women-increase-their-income-with-beekeeping/

The women of Burkina Faso thank you.

Beehives given in Sissa
Beehives given in Sissa
Beehives given in Sipigui
Beehives given in Sipigui
Beehives given in Fon
Beehives given in Fon
Aug 31, 2020

Report on end of school year 2019-2020

Directeur with students
Directeur with students

The school year 2019-2020 closed end of July, 2 months later than normal due to teh COVID 19.

The results of the LAP to national exam was very good for the "Brevet d'Education Professionnelle Agricole" (BEP-A) with 78% of the students getting their diploma. Students of the 6th year are passing this exam.This was the first group passing this exam.

As for the students of the 4th year who passed the exam Brevet Etudes du Premeir Cycle (BEPC), we had 63% success. This is lower than last year by 10%. The girls in particular did not perform at this exam. We will need to examin closely this situation.

Students of the 5th year have to do a training of 2 months during the vacation. Some students have done this training at the LAP and some on the farms of ASAP. Against the work they perform on top of their training subject, they are receiving 92US$ which is the amount of their tuition for the following school year.

Attached is a report on the activities at the LAP during the school year 2019-2020.

For the oming school year, we expect to have more than 300 students!!!

We need your help and the help of your friends in order to get the funding needed to run the school with so many students.

GlobalGiving is having an action between September 14 and 18 where donation under 50US$ will received a 50% bonus. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-a-student-to-an-agricultural-school/donate/

Thank you in advance for your support to send a child from a poor family to have a quality education.

Students coming back from the exam
Students coming back from the exam
Students working during their training 1
Students working during their training 1
Students working during their training 2
Students working during their training 2

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