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Send a poor child to an agricultural school

by ASAP Foundation
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
Send a poor child to an agricultural school
4th year Students ready for their exam
4th year Students ready for their exam

 

Another school year is ending. 

From the 233 students at the school, 40 from the 4th year went through the national exam called BEPC. This exam is needed in order to further studies in secondary school.

The results are encouraging with 29 out of 40 passing the exam (72.5%). This is particularly positif when local schools got only12 % success.

At the end of the year it is also the analysis of the results of each students to see if they can pass in the next year.

First year: 1 boy did not make it.

Second year: 1 boy and 4 girls did not make it

Third year: 1 boy and 6 girls did not make it

Fourth year: 4 boys were exluded

Fifth year: 1 boy was excluded

Age of the 270 students attending the school in 2019-2020 will go from 12 years to 22 years old. The LAP being a boarding school, the challenge will be the control / keep busy all those students.

We thank you all for your continuous support and hope that you can promote this project among your friends and family.

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Harvest of cucumbers
Harvest of cucumbers
Girls knitting
Girls knitting
Students coming out of class
Students coming out of class
Team for harvesting the hives
Team for harvesting the hives

School results:

This week is the end of the second semester. All classes have rather good scholar results. The 4th year is a exam year. Students went through a mock exam. Out of the 40 students, 25 got passed, 13 got a chance to go to asecond round and only 2 did not get this chance.

News about students:

Sadly we lost one students in the fourth year. He passed away from sickle cell disease. A blood desease affecting only black people. We had a meeting with all students to discuss the death of this student. We will plant a tree in his memory.

Also we were chocked when a young girl of the first class did not show up after the end of the year vacation because she was pregnant. We learn later than she had been rape by her uncle. We have allerted the authorities. She was 5th of her class. We haev tried to have her back in school, but the parents are too ashame to send her back.

Other news:

Since January we have a new husbandery teacher. It shows with the devlopment of the animals activities. We have 4 new cows and we are starting to build a chicken coop for 100 hens.

The gardens are also in full production and the vegetables are used in the cantine of the students.

We have harvested the 22 hives we have on the LAP and have collected over 100kg of honey.

The LAP is still growing and we are looking for funding for new infrastructure: silo, drop irrigation system, animals food production... Do you know people who could help?

Thanks for your continuous support.

Meeting with the students
Meeting with the students
Pigglets
Pigglets
4 new cows just arrived
4 new cows just arrived
Gardens
Gardens
Girls going to class
Girls going to class

We are already at the end of the first quarter of the school year 2018-2019.

The 235 students (125 girls and 110 boys) are all doing good. It is not a small thing to feed them. We grind 600kg of corn per week as part of the food for the students!

In order to motivate the students to do some extra curriculum activities, we have established a point system. The points can then be exchanged against a gift. Gifts ranged from books, backpack, foot ball, shoes.... 

One of the activity we have started is to produce neem oil. We have made a video to show you the process. Students learn the process, they are producing something which can be use in their gardens against insects or in soap manufactured by a sister organisation.

The gardens are started to produce. We have harvested 650 kg of zucchini from the garden of the 5th students. Those are cooked for the meals of the students.

We will be able to give you some information on grades of the first quarter beginning of january 2019.

We would like to wish you a healthy and peaceful new year.

students and teachers 2018-2019
students and teachers 2018-2019
garden of the 5th year
garden of the 5th year
Zucchini
Zucchini

Links:

students in the garden
students in the garden

The students are back at the LAP since September 23rd 2018.

New study program:

The LAP this year opens a second cycle of studies of 4 years.

The first cycle also of 4 years prepares the students to pass the “BEPC” a national exam of general studies. On the third year the students pass a “house exam” on technical studies.

The second cycle is only technical divided in 2 parts. The first 2 years prepare the students to pass a national exam called the BEP Agricole (Agricultural studies certificate) and the following 2 years to pass the BAC PRO Agricole (Agricultural baccalaureate).

School year 2018-2019

Students:

This year we will have 205 students in the first cycle and 37 in the second cycle (total of 242 students: 127 girls and 115 boys) .

New infrastructure:

In order to accommodate all the students we had to build an additional dormitory for the girls. To better control the boys we have also built a new house for an additional supervisor inside the boys compound.

Personnel:

We have added one supervisor for the boys and we are also looking to strengthen the technical personal by recruiting an agronomy teacher. All the other teachers will be the same that during the previous school year.

You will find in attachment an activity report for schoolyear 2017-2018

As you can see the number of students is increasing and we really need your help to communicate our project to your network in order to find resources to run the school.

Fact: One year of additional secondary schooling increases potential earning by 10.6% in Sub-Saharan Africa (source: social value UK, quantifying the Impact of Investment in education)

Thank you for your help.

Parents at the end of the year 2017-2018
Parents at the end of the year 2017-2018
Children passing the test for the LAP in Nefrelaye
Children passing the test for the LAP in Nefrelaye

Attachments:
student second year
student second year

Middle of June, the students of the 4th year passed the national exam called "BEPC". Students did very well, 32 out of 44 got their exam. This is 72% success rate agiants 29% last year.

Good job from the students and from the teachers and support staff.

After watching a video of an activity day realised by a secondary school in The Netherlands to collect fonds for the LAP, students of the LAP decided to have also an activity day.

Their was a foofball game against a neighbouring secondary school, mode show, cooking competition and traditional dances. It was a great success. You can watch a short video of this special day.

Next year we will go from 188 to over 250 students. Thanks to promote our school around you. We depend on you.

Thank you.

Mode show the girls
Mode show the girls
Mode show the boys
Mode show the boys
Delphine telling a story
Delphine telling a story

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ASAP Foundation

Location: Naarden, NH - Netherlands
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Project Leader:
Hervé Millet
Director
Naarden, North Holland Netherlands

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