Send a poor child to an agricultural school

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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
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
watering onions
watering onions

Students of the first cycle (first 4 years) got their first report cards. Report cards of the secons cycle students (last 4 years) will come in February.

The first 2 years results are rather good with very few stduents under the average grade.

The 3rd year results however were lower than expected. This was surprinsing when we look at the results of this class last school year. We are looking at the reason(s) of this situation.

The 4th year students will pass the national exam (BEPC) at the end of this school year. Teachers have the tendency to be very hard in grading the students. Teachers beleive that xthis is a motivation for the students to work harder! We have been tryng to change this mentality since the creation of the LAP. Unfortunatly we have not yet convinced them that positive motivation is better than negative motivation.

The permanent staff is living on the LAP site. In order to help them, a refectory was built for them where they they can take their meals and watch television.

On the security side, the villages around the location of the LAP are calm. However we are preparing a security plan and increase our contacts wilth local authorities.

Thank you for your support.

watering vegetables 2
watering vegetables 2
volley ball game
volley ball game
Class room
Class room

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Harvest of beans
Harvest of beans

Despite the strange political situation in Burkina Faso, the LAP has started a new school year with 310 students on September 19th 2022. This year we have more boys than girls: 156 boys for 146 girls.

There are 55 students in the first year. They are coming from different villages. During the first 2 weeks an animator will do some games / activities with those new students in order to create unify group.

We sincerely hope to have as good results than last year at the national exams. 

The LAP was opened in 2011, but it is still in development. 

We have secure funding for a compost production unit and for equipment for mecanisation of the work in the fields.

The compost production will help us have better input for our field. We are planning to sell part of the production to generate income for the LAP.

The equipment for mecanisation will be used for training purpose but also to have a more efficient way to work the field than just using manpower.

We are still looking for funding to build a laboratory and for fish farming.

We have made a short film about the LAP which link is with this report. Hope you will watch it and enjoy it.

Thank you for any comments or questions and thank you for your help.

Animation of the new students at the LAP
Animation of the new students at the LAP
Happy student harvesting beans
Happy student harvesting beans

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Alimatou best student at her exam in Burkina Faso
Alimatou best student at her exam in Burkina Faso

Fantastic results for our last year studenst who all succeeded to pass their "Baccalaureat Professionel Agricole". Congratulations to them.

In addition the best student at this exam in Burkina Faso was one of our student Alimatou Sangaré. She was received by the President of Burkina Faso and received a laptop and some cash. We are very proud of her.

Now those students have to find a way to either continue studuying at university or start their own activity. This last option is difficult since it requires start up funding which the parents do not have and which the banks will not lent since they do not have any guarantee.

We are helping them go through the orientation process, given them the contacts of the universities which can take them and the process to get scholarships.

We will keep track of this first group of students coming out of the LAP and let you know what they are becoming.

This year we will have 20 students than last year. Your help and may be your friends help is extremly important.

Thank you for your continuous support.

The 20 students of the last year at the LAP
The 20 students of the last year at the LAP

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LAP student
LAP student

June 1oth was the last day of school for the students not in a class exam. We had to shorten of 3 weeks the time those students should have been in school due to the difficulty to get zthe schol fees from the parents.

It does not affect their learning time since the lectures were stopped at the end of May.

We do have some results for 2 of the exams:

- out of 47 students of the 4th year, 34 passed the exam BEPC (72%)

- out of 27 students of the 6th year, 24 passed the exam BEP Agricole (89%)

These are rather good results even so we always expect better...

The students of the 8th year are just passing their exam right now. The results in the next report. The challenge for those students will be to find their way after 8th year under the wings of the LAP.

During the vacation, students are going back to help their families in the fields. For the 5th year and the 7th year they have to make a 2,5 months interneship.

Students of the 7th year also passed their driving licence and 21 out 22 passed it.

We are now preparing the next school year. Test of entry for the first year will be done on August 8th and on September 15th for the 6th year.

We thank you for your continuous support and hope that you can get people around you helping the students to get a good and adapted education.

Lap students harvesting pepers
Lap students harvesting pepers
LAP students with amaranth
LAP students with amaranth
7th year students coming back from driving test
7th year students coming back from driving test
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Students preparing compost
Students preparing compost

Since the last report, students got their first grades. In the firts class, 85% of the students have  agrade above average, 91% in the second year, 91% in the 3rd year and 60% in the 4th year.

Those results are rather good, specially for the first year. New students have to adapt to multiple teachers and to a boarding school environment.

Price of food has increased a lot. Costs of the food for the students has increased 30% in one year. Also parents who are supposed to pay part of the tuition in corn have difficulty to do so. This creates problem to balance our budget. We have already changed the menu in decreasing the number of corn based meals and we will have to send the students back home as soon as the exams are done. We normally keep them one month after the exam to help us cultivate the fields of the LAP and get some computer training.

The gardens are helping us get part of the vegetable for the cooking, but there are more than 300 students at the LAP. We can not produce enough for all the meals.

In order to decrease the use of mais, we have chnaged the breakfast from a maize porridge to a "fonio" (Digitaria exilis) porridge.

 We appreciate your support to this project. Please communicate to your network about it, we really need more support.

Thank you.

Pig in a hurry to get food
Pig in a hurry to get food
Students in class
Students in class
Chili pepper in a garden with drip irrigation
Chili pepper in a garden with drip irrigation
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ASAP Foundation

Location: Naarden, NH - Netherlands
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Twitter: @ASAPBurkinaFaso
Project Leader:
Hervé Millet
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Velserbroek, North Holland Netherlands
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