Oct 31, 2019

Opening of a new nursery school

Children of the nursery school of Sidi 2
Children of the nursery school of Sidi 2

Beginning of October 2019 we have opened a 6th nursery school in the village of Sidi 2 in Burkina Faso.

This school has today 44 children. It is managed by Richard who has been trained for 2 years in a school from the ministry of education. He is helped by 2 mothers who got a training of 2 months in the city of Bobo Dioulasso.

In total, this year, we have 320 children in the 6th nursrery school.

Nursery schools help the children to open and to socialise with other children. Only a week after the opening of the school in Sidi 2, parents were already telling us about changes in theri children attitude. One said that he was passing by on his motorbyke and he crossed some of the children coming out of the nursery school. The children went to him to salute him. Before they would have just ignore him.

We expect to get more children in the various schools. The rainy season has been very long this year and some parents are still in the fields, not yet back in the village.

With this new school we need more than ever your support.

If you believe has we do in this project, communicate it to your friends and family.

 

Thank you for your help.

Children snacks
Children snacks
The new school
The new school
Mothers cleaning the yard of the new school
Mothers cleaning the yard of the new school
Sep 16, 2019

School year 2019-2020

Pineapple plantation at the LAP
Pineapple plantation at the LAP

Another school year will begin on September 15th.

This year an total of 6 levels will be opened. When complete there will be 8 levels.

The fourth year will be attending to get the "BEPC" exam and the sixth year will be attending to pass the "BEP agricole" exam.

We expect to have 278 students all fully boarded(143 girls and 135 boys).

During the school vacation the studenst of teh 5th year had to make a training of 2and half months. Some did it at the our farms some did it at the LAP.

Those at the LAP helped installed an orchard equipped with adrip irrigation system. The trees planted were lemon, lime trees, pinapples, kola and avocado trees.

The website of the LAP has been renewed, please go to: asaplap.org 

In order accomodate students, 2 new dormitories have been built as one new class room.

In year the number of students increases andwe need more funds to run the LAP.

There is possibility for you to run mini fundraising campaign via Global Giving to communicate with your network about the LAP. Let us know if you want to start such mini campaign and we will guide you through it.

The students of the LAP thank you for your support.

installation drip irrigation system
installation drip irrigation system
Peanuts field
Peanuts field
lentils field
lentils field
sesame field
sesame field
dormitory under construction
dormitory under construction

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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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