Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
Apr 4, 2012

236 Students Graduating Next Month!

April 3, 2012

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Ouelessebougou and visit many schools in-session. I was reminded of the incredible changes that have taken place since I became involved with the Ouelessebougou Alliance in 2003. Even ten years ago it was not common for girls to go to school because their mothers expected them to work in the fields or help raise their siblings. The perspective of mothers has changed a lot in a short amount of time--mothers now realize the importance of providing an education for their daughters. Next month 236 boys and girls will graduate from 6th grade. 87 of those graduates will be girls! Almost none of their mothers had the same opportunity to go to school that they have had over the past six years. Now, mothers are attending our adult-literacy programs, so education keeps moving forward for all ages!

Thank you for taking part in such an important work! Educating just one child will no-doubt educate families for generations. 



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Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Angie Roberts
Executive Director
Salt Lake City, Utah United States

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