Due to violence, more than 2.000.000 people are displaced in Burkina Faso. This means that 800.000 children between 9 and 19 years old have not access to schooling. There are also over 25.000 refugees mainly from Mali.
This is very sad. Education is the basis of development and those children can be easlily endoctrinated.
This school year we have 7 students coming from refugees families. We were unable to organise a test for new refugees students via UNHCR for this school year
In 2 of the villages out of the 12 villages we are supporting, the population has been displaced by the terrorists. The schools in those villages have been closed. It is not clear when the habitants will be able to go back home.
At the Lycée Agricole Privé we have 20 students coming from those 2 villages. Parents of those students have little or no ressources since they were not able to cultivate their fields.
We are looking for ressources to help pay for the school fees for those students.
The school year 2022 2023 ended beginning of June 2023.
In the second year both students from refugees have passed. Grade of the students are 15,36 , and 10,72.
In the third year all students also passed. Grades are between 15,12 and 11,51. Those 5 students passed an in house exam called the CAL (Certificat Agricole du LAP).
The grade average is over 20 in the Burkinabé school system.
These are good results. We sincerely hope that we will be able to recruit new refugees / displaced students for the new school year. We might be helped by the local situation.
ASAP is supporting 12 villages in Burkina Faso. Until end of April they had not been disturbed by the terrorism. Unfortunatly all the villagers of Sissa and Néfrelaye had to flee following threats of terrorists.
The possible new recruits from those villages will have to be taken under this project.
Next school year the 5 first students who have started the LAP will be passing the national exam called BEPC.
The grades of the students have decreased in the second quarter of this school year. This is also true for the refugees students.
Most of the students have lower grades. We do not have yet a reason for those lower results. It can be linked to a very long quarter, a lower level of works of the students and or the difference of grading of the teachers.
It is probably a mix of those reasons. We are taking "positive" actions to motivate the students for their studies. Appreciation is better than criticism.
The security situation in Burkina is still not good. There are more than 2.000.000 displaced people in the country. Our students are not directly impacted by this situation. However it has probably an effect on the students and the teachers.
We would like to be able to take more refugees and or displaced people at the LAP. Help us to gather funds for this by communicating our project to your network.
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