This project provides scholarships for poor children (50% girls) of rural villages in Burkina Faso. It gives them the opportunity to attend an agriculture-focused secondary school located in south western Burkina Faso.
Public secondary education quality is very poor and not adapted for children in the rural villages in Burkina Faso. Only 1 in 10 students finish school with a diploma. Also students who can further their studies have little chance to find work since most of the students apply for the same type of studies: social or law studies.
The LAP agricultural School was created specifically to provide technical and academic skills to its students. The curriculum is focused on the agriculture industry. The 8 year boarding school education graduates students prepared to make their way in a predominantly rural society as farm managers, farm owners, or in other capacities in the agro-industry. Classroom curriculum consists of general studies, agronomy, animal husbandry, computer science courses and electives.
Up to 60 students per year enter the LAP Graduates finish school with job placements Higher earning potential for graduates Reduced rural exodus Improvement of agricultural means and methods through education and examples Improves food security for the families of the students Long range environmental benefits
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