Feb 14, 2020

Time for beekeepers to be organized

Women of Nefrelaye
Women of Nefrelaye

As mentionned in our last report, this period has been a period for cleaning the hives. A specialist went to all villages and trained the women beekeepers to clean the hives. This is mainly taking out some old wax inside the hives.

To help beekeepers to be better organised, we have helped them to start in each of the village a "SCOOPS": simplified cooperative. This was done in 8 villages, from which 2 are 100% women. In the other villages there is a mix between women and men.

We had to hold information meeting in each village so that they understand the advantages to be united:

  • possibility of support to each other when needed (specially at time of harvest)
  • possibility to have some common equipment which they would not be able to afford alone
  • possibility to better communicate to the outside world about their activities
  • possibility to apply for funds from larger institutions
  • Possibility to be stronger in front of customers or suppliers

A UNION of the SCOOPS was also created to bundle them.

It is a lot of work for members and for us, but we believe it is worst it.

Next activity of the beekeepers will be the harvest between end of March and end of April.

Each new hive funded for a woman will bring her a revenue of about 15$ per year. This is a lot of money for her and the bees do the work!!!

Hope you can help those women acquire more hives.

Thanks for your support.

Adjara beekeeper
Adjara beekeeper
Kadidja Beekeeper
Kadidja Beekeeper
Meeting to create the UNION
Meeting to create the UNION

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Jan 27, 2020

Training of the personnel of the nursery schools

Some of the attendants at the meeting
Some of the attendants at the meeting

For this school year we are following 6 nursery schools.

The personnel of each school is composed of a school director helped by 2 or 3 support staff. The school itself is managed by a mothers association.

The personnel needs update training for teaching ans the mothers association needs also update training on the processes to manage the school.

We did this training in September 2019 before the start of the school year. The technical training was provided by a person of the ministry of education. This person is visiting each school every 6 weeks to help / control the technical aspects of the school.

The training on the management processes of the school was done by our local director.

In order to motivate the personnel and the women associations, small prices where given to the best in varous categories: director, support staff, mothers association...

We expect that this will also create some motivation between the 6 schools.

One major objective of this meeting which took place during 3 days in Bobo Dioulasso is also the exchange between the different groups. They learned of each other.

We plan to redo this training at the beginning of each school year if we have the funds for it.

All the children attending the nursery schools thank you for your support.

Working in groups
Working in groups
Happy winner of a price
Happy winner of a price
Update on technical training by Mr. Kam
Update on technical training by Mr. Kam
Dec 9, 2019

271 studenst at the LAP this school year

Girls students
Girls students

This school year there are 140 girls and 131 boys at the LAP. Below the number of students per year.

                    Girls Boys Total
First year        28   32     60
Second year   24   22    46
Third year       27   19    46
Fourth year     32   22    54
Fifth year        16   15     31
Sixth year       13   21     34
Total              140 131   271

This school year the 4th year will try to pass the national exam "BEPC". This exam gives them the possibility to keep studying if they wish. Alaos the Sixth year will pass a mational exam called BEP Agricole. The BEP agriocle allows the students to finish their agricultural secondary school. 

All the teachers are in place and the first evaluation of the students has been done last week. Results will be known end of this week.

Beginning of November the hens have produced their first eggs. 

We are very pleased with the beginning of this school year and hope that the security situation in Burkina Faso will improved. We are not in a sensitive area but everybody is affected by the difficult situation facing the country.

We are always looking for more funding and we have asked you to promote the LAP in your network.

It is a fantastic project and it needs your implication.

Thank you for everything you have done and will do.

The students and personnel of the LAP wish you a safe and happy new year.

Visit of 2 young european women to the LAP
Visit of 2 young european women to the LAP
Boys dormitory
Boys dormitory
Try out for long jump
Try out for long jump
Hens
Hens
 
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