Send a poor child to an agricultural school

by ASAP Foundation
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.




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
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


July 1st was the last day at school for the 215 students of the LAP.

Results for the school year:

As last year the results of our students to the national exam called BEPC was not good. Only 29% of the students passed the exam. We have seen the discipline deteriorating through the year and we have also seen a lack of leadership at the school. We will start the next school year with new director. Also several teachers will be changed.

One of the major task for next year will also be to give a purpose to the children. Many of them coming directly from remote villages do not have an idea why they have to study.

Agricultural certificate:

At the end of the 3rd year, we make the students pass an agricultural certificate, This is an in house exam. From the 53 students 41 got the certificate. Students who have got the certificate got also a chicken to take home from the production of the school.

End of the year performance:

For the last 3 weeks of the school year, students were busy working the field of the LAP, but also preparing a performance for the last day. Parents coming to pick up their children could enjoy this performance.

Students at the LAP thank you for your support. Without it those children coming from poor farmers families wouls not have been able to attend the LAP.

School year 2017-2018 will start on September 15th 2017. We still your support for thsi new school year.

Girl ready for vacation
Girl ready for vacation


winning soccer team
winning soccer team

End of the second trimester:

  • Results of the students: The results of the first two years were acceptable, for the 3rd and 4th year they were below expectations. We have introduced end of february study groups program which we think will help students. For this we have realised new blackboards.

Pourcentage of students with a acceptable grade at the end of the second trimester:

1st year   2nd year   3rd year    4th year

95%           80%         74%         26%

  • Activities last day before vacation

The general supervisor had organised for the first time at the LAP some sport events on the last day of school before vacation. Those activities started a 7:30 AM (to avoid the heat): soccer game for boys, 60 meters dash, relay race and wrestling for boys and girls.

  • New examination for technical subjects (CAL):

Students are tested in 4th year for general subjects via a national exam called the BEPC, but there are so far no official test for technical subjects. We will introduce this school year an examination called the CAL (Certificat Agricole du LAP) which will validate the technical studies made by the students.  

lifting the cup
lifting the cup
Running relay
Running relay
New black boards for study groups
New black boards for study groups

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ASAP Foundation

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

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