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Mar 5, 2009

The Difference Education Can Make

Thanks to the generous support of GobalGiving donors, 300 more 6-year old girls entered school this year, girls like Bibata Ouedraogo in the village of Bissegaye (shown in the photo gallery with her grandmother and with her lamb which her parents care for and will sell in order to pay for next year’s school expenses). Bibata is doing extremely well in school and she and her family are very grateful for the support of GlobalGiving donors whose gift of school materials and a lamb have enabled her to begin her education. The yearly sale of a lamb and purchase of a new one will pay for Bibata’s school expenses through secondary school. Photo 9 in the photo gallery is of a group of middle school girls who, like Bibata, were initially supported by donors like you and whose parents continue to raise and sell their lambs every year in order to pay for their school expenses. Note the expressions on their faces. What a difference a few years of schooling can make! Thank you for giving these young girls the chance to go to school. With the initial donation of a lamb, the parents have been amazingly engaged in supporting their daughters’ educations; and the girls, the women of tomorrow in Burkina Faso, are doing extremely well in school.

Mar 5, 2009

Thank you for your support

Our sincere thanks to everyone who so generously contributed to the school lunch program this past semester, and especially during the Everybody Can Win challenge in November/December. Your support has enabled us to fund one-half of the cost of the school lunch program this spring semester.

Providing noon meals to the students of the middle school ensures that these girls receive basic nourishment which will enable them to have the capacity to learn and succeed in school. The girls walk 6 km to and from school in the sweltering heat with little to nothing to eat in the morning. The lunch of rice, corn or beans with sauce now costs $.40 a day for one girl, an amount that their families are unable to pay.

The students of this middle school are from villages in the region and are pursuing their education thanks to the support of individual donors in some cases and of our sister project “Education For 900 Rural Girls in Burkina Faso” (also known as the Lambs For School Project). We are all proud of the educational achievements of these girls, the women of tomorrow in Burkina Faso.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Oct 16, 2008

Update from the Lambs for School project

We have 50 girls in our project who are benefiting from the Lambs For School Project in the village of Toessin and are going to school. As one parent says, "The association of parents of students of the primary school of Toessin thank NEEED and its partners for their support of our daughters through the Lambs For School Project. We are very happy."

Another mother says that she is thankful for the work/support which has been provided here at the primary school of Toessin.

Ouedraogo Rissanata, a student in our project is happy to be at the program and sends her thanks for your support.

Thank you for supporting these girls and their families.

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