Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
Dec 11, 2008

Curriculum Training

villagers present their vision on an educated village
villagers present their vision on an educated village

In October, 2008, the Utah-based education committee traveled to the villages of Ouelessebougou to start a new initiative called the "Village Education Plan". Two villages were selected to pilot the project - Dialakoro Keleya and Bamakoni. Each village education council worked together to determine their personal aspirations for education in their village. I had the opportunity to watch the training in Dialakoro Keleya. With men and women participating as equals, we saw a beautiful vision come into existence. The villagers were taking control of their future, which is what we love to see.

Women in the villages feel empowered by these trainings. One villager stated, “When you teach to a woman, you teach to the family, and you make them ready for development.”

We want to thank our donors who have made these education programs possible. We couldn't do this without you! Thank you!!

Please leave comments if you have any questions or concerns.

Education Plan training moves inside during the rain.
Education Plan training moves inside during the rain.
  • Wenz
    Wenz too brief; what were those aspirations?
    • 8 years ago
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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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