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
May 29, 2019

Harvest April 2019

Women of Nefrelaye
Women of Nefrelaye

As you may remember we have both been able to distribute more hives to women in the villages, but we also have also added intensive training.

Training was about the bees, the hives, how to place the hives, how to maintain them and how and when to harvest the honey.

This training and a lot of blossom on trees have brought an excellent harvest for the women. The best results was in the village of Nefrelaye.

There are now 52 women who have received hives. They have harvested an average of 26 kg of honey per women. The biggest harvest was of 65 kg for one woman in the village of Nefrelaye.

In term of revenue this add 38 euro (42us$) in average per woman. To put this into context, this is at least multiplying by 2 the annual revenues of a woman in the villages.

The work is minimum for the women (bees do the work) and there is no conflict for land (very little space needed).

In order to give some structure to this project, we have helped the women to create what is called a "simplified cooperative" for beekeeping in each village. This will help communication, control of the quality of the raw honey, negociation with suplliers or buyers. 

The women are really enthousiast and they want more hives. 

Can you help us to communicate about this project. It makes a lot of difference for the women in their development and for their self reliance.

Thank you.

Swarm on a tree
Swarm on a tree
Ready for honey harvesting
Ready for honey harvesting
Cassia tree blossom
Cassia tree blossom
Shea tree flowers
Shea tree flowers
 
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