Midwifery Training for Rachel in Burkina Faso

A microproject by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
Alima Ouedraogo, midwifery student
Alima Ouedraogo, midwifery student

Wednesday, March 13, is GlobalGiving Bonus Day.   GlobalGiving will match all donations by 30% up to a maximum of $1000 per donor per project.   Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching. Bonus Day begins at 9am eastern (6am west coast time).  The $50,000 in bonus funds will go fast!  THE VERY EARLY BIRD REAPS THE MATCHING FUNDS.  So don’t hesitate, let’s hear it for midwifery!

Alima is another of our successful midwifery trainees, currently completing her 3rd year of training.   She is one of 35 village girls whose post secondary training we have supported in the past three years.  100% of these girls have successfully completed their training or are currently in training.   Midwifery is a high priority training program because skilled midwives are crucial in ensuring the availability of high quality maternal and child health services, particularly in rural areas.   Each year we aim to enroll at least one student in midwifery.  

Please help us complete our funding for a 2013 midwifery student.  Make your donation go 30% farther Wednesday, March 13!  Remember: Bonus Day begins at 9am eastern (6am west coast time).  Bonus day funds will go fast!   THE EARLY BIRD REAPS THE MATCHING FUNDS!

Thanks to donations made by 27 very generous individuals, this project has been fully funded and a lucky secondary school graduate will be able to enter a three-year midwifery training program this fall.  Association NEEED (Nimbus Enfance Environnement Education et Developpement in French), the non-governmental organization in Burkina Faso that runs this project, will offer a scholarship for midwifery training to a village girl who has successfully completed secondary school.  NEEED will announce the availability of the scholarship via radio and will work with the Ministry of Higher Education to review applications and select the most promising candidate for this training and profession.  They will notify Friends of Burkina Faso of their choice of candidate and send us the name and a photo of the candidate.

Our sincere thanks to all donors to this project!

For further information about this project, you may contact me at smplopper@aol.com.


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Organization Information

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/​
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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