The project pays for a noon meal for village girls who attend the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie (a middle/secondary school). Their parents, who are subsistence farmers, cannot afford their schooling. Girls walk 6 km to and from school each day and have no other source of food during the day. These girls score outstandingly well on national exams compared to their peers throughout Burkina.
271 village girls attend the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie (LMA, a combined middle/secondary school) this year. A noon meal is essential to their learning, particularly since most girls have little or no breakfast and walk 6 km in the heat to and from school. On average, 80% of LMA students pass national exams (versus 37% of students nation wide). The combination of learning conditions (including a NOON MEAL, high academic standards and committed teachers and students) are crucial to this success.
Three local women prepare a common noon meal of rice and sauce, beans and sauce or pasta and sauce for the students at a cost of $.46/student/day. This enhances the students' capacity to learn and succeed in their education by ensuring they receive food during the day. Students also appreciate being able to stay on campus during the midday break to study and prepare their classwork.
The learning conditions (including a NOON MEAL) at the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie are essential to the capacity of village girls to succeed in their studies and qualify for further education and training. Education is one of the most important means of empowering village women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process; and of enabling them to contribute to the future of the next generation of children.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Burkina Faso Girls' Education Fund today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.