Lambs Support Village Girls' Education

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
May 16, 2008

Thank you for your support during America's Giving Challenge

We are extremely grateful for the very wide & generous support we received for the education of village girls in northern Burkina Faso during America's Giving Challenge (the recent fundraising competition sponsored by The Case Foundation, GlobalGiving, & Parade Magazine). The generosity of our supporters, combined with the very generous Case Foundation award, will help send over 1000 girls through 13 years of school! Your support will help us to respond to the rapid increase in villagers' requests for assistance in enrolling their daughters in school. We are also proud of the parents' remarkable follow through in supporting their daughters beyond our first-year support with school materials and a lamb.

  • owch
    owch Would love to hear how parents followed through? Thanks!
    • 9 years ago
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  • jimmcgown
    jimmcgown Made me think my donation is actually making this happen.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Elizabeth and Tom Fox
    Elizabeth and Tom Fox It reminds me of the number of girls helped. I love the photo, too, tho I wish it could be bigger.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Sandy
    Sandy A 1000 girls! Wow, this is great.Sandy Ryman
    • 9 years ago
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  • MaryKay
    MaryKay It always feels good to hear the a positive results for the girls. Thanks you
    • 9 years ago
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson Thanks for keeping me informed. I am glad that the there is a long-term commitment to this project (13 years of school).
    • 9 years ago
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  • Trish
    Trish 1000 girls throush 13 years of school. Education is the finest way for these girls to become independent, successful young women!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Alexandra Koch
    Alexandra Koch Great to hear the numbers! 1000 girls have a future with an education. Wonderful!
    • 9 years ago
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  •  Anonymous
    Anonymous Suzanne Plopper - the Project Leader - responds below to the question posed by owch.Someone (owch) recently asked how girls' parents follow through in supporting their daughters' education. Good question! In fact, we purposely adopted a strategy initially with this project of supporting a girl's first-year... Read more »
    • 9 years ago
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  • k8r
    k8r I would appreciate hearing in depth about a specific family and what the program has meant to them. Big numbers are impressive, but are just that, numbers. I'd like to see a more qualitative report. K8r
    • 9 years ago
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  • Manmeet Mehta
    Manmeet Mehta Response to questions raised by donors submitted on behalf of Project Leader Suzanne Plopper- Thank you for your question regarding what the Lambs For School Project has meant to a particular family in the region. I have forwarded your question to NEEED (the local NGO that runs the project) and hope to hear back from them... Read more »
    • 9 years ago
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Location: Chester, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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