Hadiza and Abdoul-Kader, two of our scholars
Class 6th grade
Ambition I want to join the National Guard.
Hobbies I love sports and music
My story My dad often travels to Benin to buy and sell stuff at markets. He rarely comes home because he has to earn money for the family. My mom is a housewife. I have one brother and two sisters. My brother is unemployed. Our house is very small and very crowded.
I was studying at a public elementary school, but was not able to get a place at a secondary school. So I was staying at home and helping my mom with house chores. Then one day somebody from a private school came to interview me and my family. I showed them my report cards which were excellent. A few days later, my family was told that I was accepted to study at the Amadou Hampaté Bâ Middle School for free! I cannot tell you how happy I was. I love this school and I love my teachers. I love the size of our school yard. It is huge! I believe this school is the best! I am working hard so I can make it all the way to high school. Then I will join the army!
Class 6th grade
Ambition I want to be a soccer player
Hobbies I love sports
My story I only have one brother. My father is dead. My mother is a housewife. It is our uncle who takes care of us. I like coming to this school because I like having different teachers and different subjects. P.E. is my favorite subject. I think we don’t have enough hours of P.E. I wish the school could do something about that. I work hard so that I can keep my scholarship. Otherwise I will have to drop out of school. My family cannot afford to pay my school fees. Later, when I grow up, I want to be a soccer player.
Thanks to your donations, Les Amis de Hampaté Bâ is able to do much more than just offer students like Hadiza and Abdoul-Kader a scholarship. In addition to paying school fees, we provide books, school supplies, school uniforms, after-school activities, school trips, academic tutoring and gender equality workshops.
The dream for many of our students is to go to university or to get further training of some sort, but all that is known right now is that thanks to your generosity they have been set on the right track, that they have the aptitude and ambition to one day become educated and ethical leaders for their communities, their country and the world.
We look forward to keeping our vision alive so that Hadiza and Abdoul-Kader, and those who will follow them, will be supported to achieve their dream of changing the outcomes of their lives for the better. Thanks so much for your constant support and generosity.