Hello! This project aims to finish building a primary school for 150 children in the remote village of Bogoya in Burkina Faso. There is no school in the area; children have to walk for 40 km to reach the closer village, others don't go to school at all. Education is one of the key for lifting people out of poverty, it provides stability and hope! Thank to contributors we have been able to buy the land and start to dig a water well. We found water so now it's time to put the bricks up!!
Bogoya in Province du Yatenga (Nord Region) is located in Burkina Faso about 106 mi (or 171 km) north-west of Ouagadougou, the country's capital town. There is no primary school in the village at all. The closest school is an Islamic school that only teaches kids the reading of the Koran. The children of Bogoya deserve to receive good education and attend classes without having to travel 40 km to the next village in order to attend a school with poor lighting and ventilation.
Many places in Burkina Faso have obstacles that prevent kids from going to school, such as lack of infrastructure (rural access) , gender inequalities, child labour. By building a free school close to their home, more families will be incentivised to send their children to school from the age of 6 to 12. Children will have a healthy routine, they will make friends and learn vital skills.
In the long term, the children enrolled in the school will learn essential life skills which have the potential to take him/herself and their family out of poverty. ASND believes education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty.