Aug 22, 2019

Rainy season in Burkina Faso

Women beekeepers from Sissa
Women beekeepers from Sissa

Between the month of June until end of September it is rainy season in Burkina Faso.

During this period, villagers are busy cultivating the fields. There is only one rainy season in Burkina Faso. The whole ressources (food and cash) of the family come mainly from the work in the fields during this period. In order to compensate for a bad rainy season or to increase the revenus of the families, other activities not related to the rains are needed: collect of fruits (mango, cashew nuts) or beekeeping.

Women are telling us that beekeeping allow them to have honey for their own consumption and to have revenu for the part they sell.

During this part of the year there are not many flowers.To survive bees are eating some of the honey they have produced after the harvest we have made in April.

Next activity will be to look at the hives in October to see how they went through the rainy periode and to clean around them all the grass / trees which have grown during this period.

Women need your support to have more hives to help them support their families.

We count on you.

Woman of Sissa
Woman of Sissa
Meeting with over 300 women in Sissa
Meeting with over 300 women in Sissa
Fields before the rainy season
Fields before the rainy season
Swarm in  a baobab tree
Swarm in a baobab tree

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Aug 5, 2019

Another school year ended

Closing event in Fina: girl singing
Closing event in Fina: girl singing

The 5 nursery schools we are supporting ended their school year mid-June 2019. 

This school year was another positive year with good progress of the children. 

As mentioned before we had 310 children in the 5 schools, an increase of 12% over the year before.

The school year 2019-2020 will be starting October 1st 2019. We will opened a new nursery school in the village of Sidi 2.

It is always a challenge to find the resources to fund to cover the running expenses of the schools.

Parents cannot cover the 92US$  needed per year per child. They are participating with 7 US$. The 85US$ missing needs to come from sponsors.

We expect to have a total of 380 children in the 6 nursery schools we are supporting. So we need to find 32.300US$ for this new school year.

Will you help us raise part of those funds?

Do not hesitate to contact us at info@asap-foundation.org if you need more information.

Thanks for your precious help

Mothers at the closing event in the village Fina
Mothers at the closing event in the village Fina
Boys at the closing event in Fina
Boys at the closing event in Fina
Children and staff of the nursery school of Fina
Children and staff of the nursery school of Fina

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Jun 18, 2019

End of school year 2018-2019

4th year Students ready for their exam
4th year Students ready for their exam

 

Another school year is ending. 

From the 233 students at the school, 40 from the 4th year went through the national exam called BEPC. This exam is needed in order to further studies in secondary school.

The results are encouraging with 29 out of 40 passing the exam (72.5%). This is particularly positif when local schools got only12 % success.

At the end of the year it is also the analysis of the results of each students to see if they can pass in the next year.

First year: 1 boy did not make it.

Second year: 1 boy and 4 girls did not make it

Third year: 1 boy and 6 girls did not make it

Fourth year: 4 boys were exluded

Fifth year: 1 boy was excluded

Age of the 270 students attending the school in 2019-2020 will go from 12 years to 22 years old. The LAP being a boarding school, the challenge will be the control / keep busy all those students.

We thank you all for your continuous support and hope that you can promote this project among your friends and family.

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Harvest of cucumbers
Harvest of cucumbers
Girls knitting
Girls knitting
Students coming out of class
Students coming out of class
 
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