Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
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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
Jun 7, 2016

Multiply Your Support for Girls' Education

2016 primary school teacher training graduates
2016 primary school teacher training graduates

Two Exciting Opportunities!

Two exciting opportunities in June for you to help us capture additional free funding for girls’ education in Burkina Faso: June 15 is Bonus Day (with 50% matching funds available); and a Recurring Match Campaign from June 27 - July 1!

The Key Details:

Next Wednesday, June 15, 9am – 11:59pm EST (6am – 8:59pm PST) is GlobalGiving’s biggest Bonus Day this year.  All donations to this project will be matched by 50% until matching funds ($110,000) run out.  Competition will be very high.  To ensure that your donation qualifies for the 50% in matching funds, please make your donation early-ideally within the first 10 minutes of the start of the competition (on GlobalGiving’s web site) which begins: June 15 at 9:01am EST (6:01am PST). Go here to donate:

During the Recurring Match Campaign from June 27 – July 1, all new recurring donations will be matched 100% up to $200 per donor on a one-time basis.  The recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (for a minimum of four donations total).  If you don’t like the mad rush of the bonus day competition AND you were already planning to donate to FBF sometime this year anyway, consider splitting up the amount you would have given otherwise and set up a recurring donation during this timeframe.  These funds quickly add up for FBF so we hope you’ll consider this avenue! And you can cancel at anytime after the three to four months if you so choose-no strings attached!  Go to:

Why Should You Give:

Thanks to our generous GlobalGiving donors, the young village women in the photo graduate from their primary school teacher training in June and look forward to being assigned to rural primary schools.  Another 26 young women will complete their first year of training in June, thanks to your support!  Each of these women will be responsible for a class of 60 or more students, contributing to the expansion of primary school education in rural Burkina Faso.  To quote Maimounata who recently completed her training, “Thanks to my scholarship, I have been able to live my dream: to be a teacher and to serve my country.  I teach second grade in a rural primary school and have 66 children in my classroom.  The children are happy and eager to learn.”

The young women who have received GG scholarships have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to advance primary school education in Burkina Faso.  They urge you to use the June 15 Bonus Day, and the Recurring Match Campaign, to maximize your support for the 2016 class of primary school teacher trainees.  With your generous donations, we aim to offer 30 scholarships this year.  Each two-year scholarship costs $1,540 which includes school fees, materials and living expenses.

In this day and age of crowdfunding, where so many people and organizations are connecting directly with donors offering up a dizzying array of options for support, we know you have many choices for how to invest your valuable resources-and it can sometimes seem overwhelming. However, we sincerely hope you’ll consider donating to our project, one that has an amazing success rate and is truly changing individual lives one by one and we believe, will ultimately help change the course of development in Burkina Faso over time. Please join us!

On behalf of the teacher trainees and primary school teachers who have benefitted from GlobalGiving scholarships, our sincere thanks for your past and continuing support.

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Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States
$153,609 raised of $200,000 goal
1,874 donations
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