Send a poor child to an agricultural school

by ASAP Foundation
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Summary

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.
$15,000.00
total goal
$7,145.00
remaining
59
donors
1
monthly donor
3
years active

Challenge

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; and those that manage to attend find it to be a waste of time and money. The current secondary school education has an 80% drop out rate; and does not provide students with practical and applicable knowledge relative to the environment they come from and their prospects.

Solution

The LAP School was created specifically to provide technical and academic skills to its students. The curriculum is focused on the agriculture industry. The 4 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.

Long-Term Impact

- Up to 60 graduates per year - 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 at least 60 families per year - Long range environmental benefits

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.asap-foundation.org
LAP school page
Website of the ASAP foundation

Organization Information

ASAP Foundation

Location: Naarden, NH - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.asap-foundation.org
Project Leader:
Hervé Millet
Director
Naarden, North Holland Netherlands

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