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Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
Aoua
Aoua

To our GlobalGiving partners,

The school year has ended in Burkina Faso and students’ academic results have been posted.  Once again, the young women whose training scholarships you have generously supported this year have all passed their exams and are looking forward to their second year of training.  Two of these students wish to share with you their appreciation for your support, enabling them to receive this training.

My name is Aoua.  It is with a heart full of joy that I write you this small note.  I send you my most sincere greetings.  Last year, I received one of your scholarships for primary school teacher training.  I have just completed my first year and have been admitted to my second year of training.  I am very appreciative for all that you have done for me and for the other girls.  Truly, without this scholarship, I don’t know what I would have done in life.  I would like to ask that you continue to support our scholarships because there are many other girls who are in difficult situations like mine and who need your support so that they may receive this training.  Once again, thank you, thank you, and thank you again. 

Dear GlobalGiving partners of Association NEEED.  My name is Safietou.  I am 20 years old.  I have just completed my first year of training in the Ecole Nationale des Enseignants du Primaires (national school for training primary school teachers) in Ouahigouya.  It is thanks to your support that I have been able to benefit from this scholarship for primary school teacher training.  This has allowed me to realize my dearest dream: to become a teacher.  With all my heart, I thank you very much.  I would like to encourage your continuing support for the training of the next generations of teachers.  Thank you and God bless you.

As we approach the upcoming school year, there are many (young women) candidates in northern Burkina Faso who are qualified to enter the national school for training primary school teachers but who have no resources to pay their fees nor to sustain themselves during their two years of training (at a total cost of $1,540).  Our goal is to provide scholarships to 15 of these young rural women this upcoming school year.   We ask for your generous support to make this happen. 

Many thanks!!

Safietou
Safietou

Hello dear partners of Association NEEED.  My name is Ramata and I have received one of your primary school teacher training scholarships through NEEED.  I express my profound gratitude to you because, without this scholarship, I do not know where I would be today.  Following my two years of training, I will receive a professional diploma (Certificat Elémentaire d’Aptitude Pédagogique) which will allow me to be employed as a teacher.  I am extremely appreciative and I think always of the other girls who are in need.  I ask you from the bottom of my heart to continue your generous partnership with NEEED which contributes enormously to the reduction of poverty and misery in all its forms.  My greetings to all of your families.

My name is Rabiatou.  My parents are subsistence farmers.  I have two brothers and two sisters.  I am very thankful to you for my scholarship to primary school teacher training.  I chose teaching because since a very young age, I found this profession very honorable.  When I was in primary school, I had a teacher named Mrs. Nacanabo.  She was very kind to us, not like others who sometimes hit their students.  One day I arrived at school to find the classrooms closed and the teachers in a group at the flag pole.  Later, they told us that our teacher had had an accident the night before and died.  All of us cried and since that day, I promised myself that I would become a teacher like Mrs. Nacanabo.  Seriously, I thank you for helping me to realize my dream, which is to teach children.

 

To our GlobalGiving partners and generous donors, I add my sincere thanks for your continued support for the training of young village women who will soon join the cadre of primary school teachers responsible for the education of the next generations of children in Burkina.  Education is critical for the future of Burkina.


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Zoenabou
Zoenabou

Hello Global Giving friends.  This is Zoenabou, from l’Ecole Nationale des Enseignants du Primaires (ENEP) in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso.  Thanks to your generous support, I am in my first year of primary school teacher training.  I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive this training.  Following an unwanted pregnancy four years ago, I was obliged to leave home and to go live with other relatives.  Life has not be easy for my child and me.  When I heard of the possibility of a teacher training scholarship from Assn NEEED, I had to ask a neighbor for money in order to complete my application. 

My commitment to teaching children is strong.  The development of my country is only possible through the education of its youth, both boys and girls.  To everyone who supports Assn NEEED with these scholarships, I am so thankful to have been given this chance to contribute to the education of the next generation of children in Burkina Faso.

 

And for myself, Safieta, I am also a first year student at the National Training School for Primary School Teachers.  I finished my secondary education with an emphasis in science.  My parents are indigent and unable to help me pursue my studies.  With the scholarship I received from Assn NEEED, following the completion of two years of training, I will earn a Certificat Elémentaire d’Aptitude Pédagogique (a diploma in primary school teaching).  I adore this profession as it will allow me to be in permanent contact with children.  As well, it will enable me to support myself and to take care of my family.

 

On behalf of these young women and all of the eight women who received teacher training scholarships this year thanks to donations you have made to enable them to become teachers, our heartfelt thank you !  It takes a village to give them this opportunity and you are part of that big and wonderful village.

Safieta
Safieta
2018 Primary School Teacher Trainees
2018 Primary School Teacher Trainees

On this day of generous giving, please help a bright young village woman from a subsistence farming family in Burkina Faso to become a primary school teacher.   This year, over 200 young women in northern Burkina Faso applied for scholarships to enable them to enroll in primary school teaching training.  Because they come from very poor families, their only hope of receiving postsecondary training is dependent upon receiving a scholarship to do so.  The cost of their two-year teacher training is $1,540, including school fees, materials and living expenses. 

The accompanying photo is of the 15 young women that Friends of Burkina Faso was able to provide scholarships to this year, in collaboration with Association NEEED in Burkina. 

Of the 120 young women whose scholarships we (Friends of Burkina Faso) have supported in the past nine years, 118 have either graduated and are working or are currently in training: 98% success by highly motivated and qualified young women.   Your donation is an investment in the future of young rural women in Burkina Faso.  Your donation will make a profound difference in a young village woman’s life.

On behalf of these young women, our sincere gratitude and our very best wishes to you this holiday season.

 "There is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls". Kofi Annon, former U.N. Secretary General

“No society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”  Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Emma, 2nd year teacher trainee
Emma, 2nd year teacher trainee

Emma and Alima are two of 15 young women who received scholarships for primary school teacher training last year thanks to this project.  They are entering their second year of training this year:  practice teaching in the classroom.   Both come from subsistence farming families.  They are in teacher training thanks to their academic success in secondary school and to the postsecondary scholarships they have received from generous GlobalGiving donors and others.   They are passionate about teaching young children and are extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive teacher training.

Of the 105 young women whose teacher training scholarships we have supported in the past eight years, 90 have graduated and are teaching and thirteen are in their second year of training: 98% success among highly motivated and capable young village women.   We are most appreciative of the opportunities given these young women and we are proud of their hard work and accomplishments.  Coming from subsistence farming families, their only hope for postsecondary educations is through the modest scholarships offered to them, thanks to our GlobalGiving partners to this project.

As we embark on the 2018-2019 school year, thanks to the generosity of GlobalGiving donors, we are supporting teacher training scholarships for 15 young women.   We will share photos of these happy young women in the very near future.

We invite you to celebrate the International Day of the Girl by donating generously to teacher training for young village women in northern Burkina Faso.  These women will enable the government to further extend primary school education in the villages and they will be role models for future generations of young village girls.

Alima, 2nd year teacher trainee
Alima, 2nd year teacher trainee
 

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Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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