In this news report we have a lot of photos for you. We wish you happy holidays and a fantastic 2016.
New infrastructure at the LAP
For this school 2015-2016, we have 6 permanent teachers. This will help us to improve the quality of teaching. In order to accomodate on the site those trachers, we have just built 2 new houses.
All the students are fully boarded. The girls have their own foyer in which there is a large room where they take their meals and where they can study. Until now the boys foyer does not have this large room. This will be change as of January 2016. A new refectory / study room will be completed for the boys. Pisture of this room being built.
Il y a maintenant 102 filles et 124 garçons au LAP. Our goal is still to have 50% of girls at the LAP. Some parents in the villages where we get the students for the LAP still prefers to send boys to the LAP. The parents who have sent girls to the LAP slowly realise the benefits of the boarding school. This is mainly true regarding the decrease of teeen pregnancy of thsoe girls.
Boys and girls have there head chaved, difficult to see the difference and the boys on the pictures.
Boys and girls from the second year outside the classroom between 2 lectures.
First year class during a French class.
The Lap has now 6 permanent teachers. The LAP had only 4 last school year. The permanent teachers are housed on the site of the LAP. This improved the quality of teaching and also the contact with the students. On the picture we have also one the two temporary taechers.
The contact between the LAP and the villages is made via a parents'council. Two representatives per village formed this council. They are meeting at the LAP a minimum of 3 time per year. Following those meeting a parents general meeting is called. In this gathering the council communicates to the other parents the content of the discussions of their meeting. There are generally about 60% of the parents attending those gathering. Some of the parents representing often several students.
Picture of the information meeting in November 2015
Parents’ council at the same meeting
Part of the technical activities is the gardening. First, second and third year students have their own garden. They ahve to prepare plants nursery (picture below), work the land of the garden and grow the vegetables which will be used for the meals of the students when ready. Each day they have to water the plants in the morning around 6 AM and in the evening around 6 PM.
Melon and zucchini growing nicely in the garden of the second year students