Project #6111

Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write

by Les amis de Hampate Ba
Aug 19, 2013

The end of the 2012/2013 school year

Mahamanne and Rakiya did it !
Mahamanne and Rakiya did it !

With the right support, even the most vulnerable students can achieve!

One famous speech began with “I have a dream”. Well, our progress report this month will  begin with “we had a dream”.

Our association had a dream for the disadvantaged students at the Amadou Hampaté Bâ Middle School in Niamey, Niger.

We said that we wanted to improve academic achievement across the school
we did !

We said we wanted to help illiterate sixth and seventh graders learn to read and write  
we did !

We said we wanted to provide students with greater ICT opportunities
we did !

We said we wanted to provide students with textbooks
we did !

2012/2013 has indeed been a year of positive change, growth and development for Amadou Hampaté Bâ Middle School.  73% success at BEPC, new remediation teacher for tutoring weak students likely to drop out without personalised  help,  new computers, software, and classes with guidance by computer expert, brand new textbooks to start new school year ! You, our supporters, have made all these achievements possible and we thank you !

People who visit the school comment on the ‘positive vibe’ and ‘feel good factor’ the school has in both its physical environment and the relationships between the administration, the teachers, and the students. Here are some comments that the parents made during the end of year ceremony: 

 In this school, the students are well looked after by the staff and teachers. Here everyone is happy.

This is a good environment for learning, there is a good atmosphere to learn in.

We need to keep up and improve these results  In October 2013,  thanks to generous contributions of our members, a new group of disadvantaged students will enter the school  and many of them will need extra help. Our association also wishes to continue to promote the use of computer technology across the school as well as providing the school's new library with more books.

This we cannot do without your commitment, your support, and your generosity. Walt Disney once said you can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful idea in the world, but it requires people to make the dream reality.  You are the people we need to help us make this wonderful dream reality for students such as Mahamanne and Rakiya.


Hampate Ba
Hampate Ba's brand new library !

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Les amis de Hampate Ba

Location: Paris - France
Website: http:/​/​​home_en.htmlg
Project Leader:
Thierry B
Paris, France

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