Needed: School Lunches!

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
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Summary

The project pays for a noon meal for village girls who attend a middle/secondary school and whose parents cannot afford their schooling. Girls walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day. These girls score outstandingly well compared to their peers throughout Burkina on national exams.
$67,000.00
total goal
$65,837.00
remaining
22
donors
3
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

For the 2015-16 school year, Friends of Burkina Faso will support noon meals for 685 students of the Lycee Modern de l'Amitie, at a cost of $.45/day/student. A noon meal is essential to students' learning, particularly as many have little or no breakfast and walk 6 km in the heat to and from school. In the 2013-14 school year, the noon meal contributed to an impressive 83% of students completing coursework successfully.

Solution

Three local women prepare a common noon meal of "sagabo" (millet paste), rice, or beans and sauce for the students, enhancing students capacity to learn and succeed in their education.

Long-Term Impact

Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. Access to food will increase students' ability to succeed in their studies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/​
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Organization Information

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/​
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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