Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
$175,047 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
The project pays for a noon meal for girls who attend a girls' middle school and whose parents cannot afford school. Girls walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day.


For the 2008-09 school year, Friends of Burkina Faso will support noon meals for about 500 students of the College Modern de l'Amitie, at a cost of $.40/day/student. A noon meal is essential to students' learning, particularly as they have little or no breakfast and walk 6 km in the heat to and from school. In the 2007-08 school year, the noon meal contributed to an impressive 81% of students completing coursework successfully.


Three local women prepare a common noon meal of rice and sauce for the students, enhancing students capacity to learn and succeed in their education.

Long-Term Impact

Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. Access to food will increase students' ability to succeed in their studies

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Project Manager, Girls' Education Project
Chester, CA United States

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Thanks to 2,444 donors like you, a total of $175,047 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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