Send a poor child to an agricultural school

by ASAP Foundation
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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
the 5 refugees children
the 5 refugees children

The school year started on September 21 2020 at the LAP. Among the 63 new students 5 are coming from refugees families.

All the other 276 students of the school are coming from poor farmer families from 12 villages.

We were a bit worried about the integration of the 5 students (one girl and 4 boys). During the first week there was no lectures but only field works (harvest) and games. This unable students to know each other better and interact socially.

On the first evaluation the refugees children did very well, all on the top of the class. We believe that they see the LAP as a real opportunity. Students coming from villages are coming from poor families but did not go through the hardship of refugees.

UNHCR in Burkina Faso is helping for the logistic and the follow up of the children.

It will be interesting to find out the feedback of the parents after the hollyday of the first trimester.

GlobalGiving is having a "donors drive" between the 14 and 18 December. For a  minimum of 4 recurring donations, GlobalGiving will double the first donation up to 200 us$.

Thank you for your support and if you feel that it is a good project, do not hesitate to communicate about it to your network.

We are taking this opportunity to wish you an happy and healthy 2021.

Awa
Awa
AG Mohamed Attaher
AG Mohamed Attaher
AG Mohamed Wahab
AG Mohamed Wahab
Marc
Marc
Yacouba
Yacouba
First year class
First year class
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Directeur with students
Directeur with students

The school year 2019-2020 closed end of July, 2 months later than normal due to teh COVID 19.

The results of the LAP to national exam was very good for the "Brevet d'Education Professionnelle Agricole" (BEP-A) with 78% of the students getting their diploma. Students of the 6th year are passing this exam.This was the first group passing this exam.

As for the students of the 4th year who passed the exam Brevet Etudes du Premeir Cycle (BEPC), we had 63% success. This is lower than last year by 10%. The girls in particular did not perform at this exam. We will need to examin closely this situation.

Students of the 5th year have to do a training of 2 months during the vacation. Some students have done this training at the LAP and some on the farms of ASAP. Against the work they perform on top of their training subject, they are receiving 92US$ which is the amount of their tuition for the following school year.

Attached is a report on the activities at the LAP during the school year 2019-2020.

For the oming school year, we expect to have more than 300 students!!!

We need your help and the help of your friends in order to get the funding needed to run the school with so many students.

GlobalGiving is having an action between September 14 and 18 where donation under 50US$ will received a 50% bonus. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-a-student-to-an-agricultural-school/donate/

Thank you in advance for your support to send a child from a poor family to have a quality education.

Students coming back from the exam
Students coming back from the exam
Students working during their training 1
Students working during their training 1
Students working during their training 2
Students working during their training 2

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measuring the temperature
measuring the temperature

In March, the government decided to close all schools dur to the coronavirus.

All the students of the LAP went home. Home for the students are villages which can be up to 120 km from the LAP. Also all the main roads were closed.

In order to keep the students busy, we have sent them weekly exercices which were collected and corrected. With the extension of the closing of the schools, we then send teachers to the villages to work with the students who are in an exam year. This surprised the parents and helped motivated the students.

The exam year (4th and 6th year) came back to the LAP on June 1st. The other years cam back 2 weeks later even if the government did not open them. We beleive taht it was needed to get back for a few weeks before the long 2,5 months vacation.

The return to the lAP was done respecting all the recommended precaution: measure of temperature, washing hands, wearing mask and keeping distances.

The state exam will start on July 14th. We are not too sure what to expect with this incomplete study year.

We are already thinking about the new school year which will start September 15th. For this new school year we are looking at the possibility to integrate a few students from refugees families in coordination with the UNHCR from Burkina.

Thank you for your support, stay safe.

lecture at the LAP
lecture at the LAP
lecture in a village
lecture in a village
Cleaning time
Cleaning time
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Happy students
Happy students

 

At the beginning of the year, some staff have registered the LAP to participate to an athletism competition between secondary schools.

At the LAP, the students who wanted to participate started training and a selection was made based on minimum time per type of race and age category.

Next 11 of them (6 boys and 5 girls) came to Bobo Dioulasso for the selection at the province level. The LAP is a boarding school in the middle of nowhere. Students have very few occasions to come to the city.

Out of the 11, 8 (6 boys and 2 girls) qualified for the next level which be at Regional level mid March. The stress to be competing on a strange setting was too strong for some of the girls.

The final step will be to go to Ouagadougou (capital city) where there will be competing in a big stadium if some of our students qualify.

Tisi experience will be very benefic for those students.

We believe that we will get a lot students for next year try out since a lot of students did not understand some the advantages of theis activity but only saw teh pain of the training.

We will keep you informed of the resuklts of our students.

Thank you for your support and keep communicating in your network about the LAP.

2 of LAP students finishing the 100 meters race
2 of LAP students finishing the 100 meters race
Start up of the 80 meters race
Start up of the 80 meters race
Nathalie during her 800 meters race
Nathalie during her 800 meters race
Some students of the first year
Some students of the first year
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Girls students
Girls students

This school year there are 140 girls and 131 boys at the LAP. Below the number of students per year.

                    Girls Boys Total
First year        28   32     60
Second year   24   22    46
Third year       27   19    46
Fourth year     32   22    54
Fifth year        16   15     31
Sixth year       13   21     34
Total              140 131   271

This school year the 4th year will try to pass the national exam "BEPC". This exam gives them the possibility to keep studying if they wish. Alaos the Sixth year will pass a mational exam called BEP Agricole. The BEP agriocle allows the students to finish their agricultural secondary school. 

All the teachers are in place and the first evaluation of the students has been done last week. Results will be known end of this week.

Beginning of November the hens have produced their first eggs. 

We are very pleased with the beginning of this school year and hope that the security situation in Burkina Faso will improved. We are not in a sensitive area but everybody is affected by the difficult situation facing the country.

We are always looking for more funding and we have asked you to promote the LAP in your network.

It is a fantastic project and it needs your implication.

Thank you for everything you have done and will do.

The students and personnel of the LAP wish you a safe and happy new year.

Visit of 2 young european women to the LAP
Visit of 2 young european women to the LAP
Boys dormitory
Boys dormitory
Try out for long jump
Try out for long jump
Hens
Hens
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Location: Naarden, NH - Netherlands
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Hervé Millet
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