Dear project sponsors,
There is one week in counting until school starts in 11 rural villages in the Ouelessebougou region. Each of the 11 villages where we have education programs didn't even have a school, a teacher, or a student until the Ouelessebougou Alliance began its education program in 2004. In fact it was not long ago when girls didn't even get the chance to go to school. We are excited to continue our support of education councils as they work hard to improve the education programs in their villages. We are excited to continue our support of 800 children by providing them with books, chalkboards, and other supplies--giving them a good learning experience. And, we are excited to support teachers by providing them with new curriculum books--giving them the ability to improve their teaching skills.
We have seen much progress since we began our educational programs nearly 10 years ago. Over the past five years villages have taken ownership and accountability for the payment of teachers' salaries and for the maintenance of schools. It is now expected that girls--just as boys--attend school. What progress! And, this year will be no different...an important step in the lives of 800 boys and girls.
Thank you for your support!
- Ouelessebougou Alliance Staff and Village Partners
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