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
By Lacine Sawadogo - Coordinator of the Association NEEED
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.
Oct 16, 2008
An update from Burkina Faso
By Lacine Sawadogo - Coordinator of NEEED
We would like to share a quick update from Burkina Faso.
NEEED is very proud of our cafeteria and wishes to thank GlobalGiving and Friends of Burkina Faso for all of their support which has made it possible to serve a noon meal to the students of this middle school.
During the school day, three women prepare the noon meal for 400 students, using bottled gas in order to not consume wood. The large cooking pots are then placed near the dining area so students can be served.
We have a well that provides us with drinking water for the students and currently everyone is on vacation.