Send a poor child to an agricultural school

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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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Team for the football competition
Team for the football competition

Good results at the end of the second quarter:

Students at the LAP just went through test at the end of the second quarter of the school year 2017-2018.

Results are very encouraging. For the first 3 class levels, results are better than for the first quarter. For the 4th year students we had them gone through a mock exam. The success rate is good: 34% of the students got the exam immediatly, 50% had possibility to go through a second round and 16% were immediatly.

New development for school year 2018-2019:

We will be able to open a "second cycle" of 4 years of study on the next school year. The students will be able to pass the exam called "Bac Pro Agricole" at the end of the 4 year.

We expect to have an additional 45 students on the first year of this program. All students are will be fully boarded.

We will start to build an additional dormitory for the girls and an additional house for a teacher.

Students who get the final exam will be able to start theri own business, keep on studying at university or look for employment with an agricultural enterprise.

Football tournament between classes:

The last year won 5-1 against the before last year. 

We thank you for your continuous support. We expect to have 250 students next school year. We need yours and your friends help.

class of the second year
class of the second year
Student third year
Student third year
Harvest of the first zuchini
Harvest of the first zuchini

1-      Information on education problem in Burkina

Since the beginning of the year there has been a lot of problem nationwide within public education system in Burkina: strikes, sittings… This is for primary, secondary and higher education.

The first quarter for secondary school has not been validated. This could lead to a “blank year”.

The other civil servants from the health and justice ministry have been able to get substantial increase in their salary. The education personnel is feeling left out. In addition teachers from the secondary education are doing a lot of overtime hours in other schools than where they are teaching normally. Those hours are out of control and the government has not paid the overtime done last school year.

We are not sure how this will end and we hope that this will not have impact on the LAP. 

2-      Students:

For this school year we have 188 students: 89 boys and 99 girls.

                         Girls             Boys     Total

First year           31                  23        54

Second year       37                 21        58

Third year           14                 18        32

Fourth year         17                  27        44

Total                    99                 89        188

3-      Results first quarter:

Those results are for the general subjects they do not include the agricultural subjects.

First year: 64.8% of the students has above average (highest grade 18.09/20, lowest 6.54)

Second year: 67.2% of the students has above average (highest grade 16.32/20, lowest 7.17)

Third year: 100% of the students has above average (highest grade 17.21/20, lowest 10.10)

 

Second year: 50% of the students has above average (highest grade 14.44/20, lowest 6.09)

 

4-      Extra curriculum activities:

 

Sport activities: football, volley ball and badminton have been organized during the spare time. One football game was organized against a neighboring secondary school. 

Other activities: 5 djembe have been bought for the boys and the 6 sewing machines have been maintained.

5-      Agricultural activities:

Thanks to Charles we have been able better take care of the land maintenance. The fence around the LAP has been reinforced. Each tree planted during the rainy season has been assigned to one children. Waiting for the garden to produce, the chicken coop have produced vegetables for the meals of the students.

We have brought 20 hens, 2 roosters, 3 turkeys and 4 rabbits. The only sow we have gave birth to 7 piglets.

piglets
piglets

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Students
Students

On September 23rd the new school year has started. There are 188 studenst this year at the LAP (100 girls and 88 boys).

Parents went to send their girls to our school because they are in a boarding school. Many teen girls got pregnant when going to secondary school. In the public school near by, at least 15% of the girls under 18 got pregnant...... 

The results of the past year were not very good. In order to improve those results we have made a lot of changes in the teaching staff and supervision staff. First of all we have appointed a new director named Pamoussa.

We can already feel the changes in the behaviour of the students. There is a stricter discipline, but the students seems happier.

During the vacation we have completed one of the building for a library and a teachers room.

The first year that the school was opened, we have lost a student due to meningitis. Since then, each year we are vaccinating all the new students and the students of the last year (the vaccination last 3 years). 

We really appreciate your continuing support, please send the link of our project to friends and families. They might also want to help send a poor child to an agricultural school.

Thank you.

In line for vaccination
In line for vaccination
Vaccination for meningitis
Vaccination for meningitis
Second year class
Second year class
New construction
New construction
Library
Library
Teachers room
Teachers room
Children during the test in the village Nefrelaye
Children during the test in the village Nefrelaye

Each year in July, we select students to enter the LAP.

They are selected among children of 11 villages who have succesfully finished their primary school.

This year we had 6 selection centers where we received 155 candidates. We are looking at selecting a maxixum of 70 students. Out of those 155 candidates, 96 where girls and only 59 boys. Parents see the boarding school aspect of the LAP has a protection for the girls, mainly to avoid to become pregnant.

The test is a mix of questions for French, math, general knowledge and logic. 

This year we selected 64 students (38 girls and 26 boys) aged between 11 and 14 years old. We had 39 girls at first, but we were told that one was pregnant!!!!! This is unfortunatly the situation of many girls in rural areas. This confirms the motivation of parents to send girls to our school.

This new school year we will also have a new director, Pamoussa Sawadogo. He will start on August 21st.

Attached you will find a detailed report about the past school year. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

As you can see in the report, your financial support to the LAP is very important. Please communicate to your friends and family about the LAP.

Thank you.

Girl passing the test
Girl passing the test

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ASAP Foundation

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

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