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