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Needed: School Lunches!

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
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Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Needed: School Lunches!
Jul 20, 2017

Three Students' Stories

Fatou
Fatou

As this school year ends, three students who have benefitted from the noon meal which you have supported at the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie (the girls' middle/secondary school) wish to share their stories:

  • Fatou.  I will enter my final year of secondary school next year.  My parents are subsistence farmers in a village 3 km from my school.  I am the only one in my family to go to school.  On weekends and vacation, I sell boiled eggs on the side of the road to help support my studies. I thank you for enabling me to have a noon meal and not have to walk the 3 km to and from home (in the hot Sahel sun) but rather stay at school and study.  I am majoring in science in school and hope to become a gynecologist.
  • Omaimatou.  I come from a polygamous family with 12 children.  My father is a subsistence farmer and my mother sells small biscuits at the side of the road.  The only child in my family to advance to secondary school, I am a science major with two years left in secondary school.  During vacation, I sell bananas and mangoes in the market.  I look forward to serving my country in whatever capacity I qualify for training in.
  • Zakiatou.  I am majoring in literature in my final year at the Lycee Moderne de l'Amitie.  The daughter of subsistence farmers, I am the only child in my family to advance to the final year in secondary school.  I want to thank you for supporting the school's canteen which provides me and my fellow students a noon meal which we would otherwise not have.  I prepare and sell small biscuits in my village during vacation to support my studies.  Upon graduation, I hope to get a scholarship to the university to study law.

Three hundred seven village girls attended the Lycee this year.  Academic results are not yet available for this school year.  Last year, a full 100% of students in the math/science series passed national year-end exams and 82% passed exams in literature.  This is an extraordinary credit to the students and teachers, and to a simple NOON MEAL which enables students to concentrate on their studies.  Thank you for continuing to be an important part of these young village women's success.

Omaimatou
Omaimatou
Zakiatou
Zakiatou
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Chester, CA United States

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