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Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Educate Thousands of Girls with Year-Round Water
Solar panel installation for school
Solar panel installation for school

For the school year 2018-2019 that has just started, the CBG-WA team has visited the project areas and met with students and school teachers of the villages of Kamsi and Djomga. The solar electrification project of the primary school has benefited more than 1200 students in both villages. Students and parents’ thanks donors for bringing them solar lighting power system. Six (6) classrooms in Kamsi have solar systems installed, while in Djomga three (3) classrooms have been electrified.

The benefits of the solar electrification system in these two villages are obvious. According to the teachers, the overall returning students have successfully satisfied the credit score requirement last year. They are promoted, as they met the expectation from last school year.

Kadiatou who is a student parent said that: “having the solar energy lighting system in the primary school has been a game change for our kids. They are really motivated to study day and night time, it seems like they even enjoyed the light. So, the solar light is giving them knowledge. At night time, my kids like to study, which wasn’t the case before." 

Students and teachers reported to our team that, now everything works well. The leaders of both schools have once again welcomed the initiative and thank CBG-WA, and they have also reiterated the funding to continues with other solar based projects.

They also said that students and teachers need school supplies.  Your individual and collective contribution have made a difference in these two villages, we are now moving to expand these experiences in other remote area with no electricity grid connection.

With your donation, more villages yet come!

Inside of the classroom showing solar light
Inside of the classroom showing solar light
Inside of classroom showing the solar light
Inside of classroom showing the solar light
Teacher and students exiting classroom
Teacher and students exiting classroom
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Inside classroom with solar lights, Djomga
Inside classroom with solar lights, Djomga

School electrification has increased success for our kids!

The directors of the elementary schools in the villages of Kamsi and Djomga both said they have now a smile on their faces, thanks to the solar power lighting system, and thanks to the donors.

Noabila, the director of Kamsi School said that: “If you see inside the classrooms, you know that things are not like before, and in most of the class about 96% of the students were promoted. For the 6 graders, about 60% of the students got their primary school certificate which is knowing as CEP degree in Burkina Faso, now they are getting ready for the middle school  for the next fall. I can tell you the kids are more excited to have the solar light, and our solar light is the only one here in the village, you can't find such system even in the surrounding villages, so parents or school board can have meeting here after class.”

Djomga has a new school director, he said that "this is an amusing thing I can’t believe in my eye. I wasn’t expected such good work condition here in the Sahel region, usually as a teacher I am equipped with petroleum lamp. I found that the students studied most of the time, and this has been a key factor to increasing school overall performance."

With the solar electrification pilote projects provided to Kamsi and DJomga in rural area Burkina Faso, the local communities have many times thanks this project initiatives, and also thanks all donors for their helps. Because educating the kids is educating the nation.

Your donation is very much appreciated so, we can power more schools in the deepest remote areas in Burkina Faso and all Africa.

Students of the elementary school, Djomga
Students of the elementary school, Djomga
School teachers, parents and CBG-WA staff, DJomga
School teachers, parents and CBG-WA staff, DJomga
Students
Students
School Director and teacher, Djomga
School Director and teacher, Djomga
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Girls studying at night, Djomga primary school
Girls studying at night, Djomga primary school

CBG-WA local team is still providing assistance in Djomga for maintaining the solar lighting system. The project has a positive impact in the area and students are now able to work all time as desired. Because they have solar light in their classroom and also at home. We are convinced once again that classroom electrification in rural remote village is very important step to support children and mostly girls’ education. The photo above is an illustration.

 Pamoussa, who is the Director of the Djomga School stated that” we were blessed to have light here with the solar energy system installed by CBG-WA. Djomga is among the poorest village in the Sahel, and because of the Jihadist threats there are huge concern with security, and most of the project do not want to come in the Sahel region. We thanks Give Water Give Life project for staying with us: This year my students have made major progress. Majority of my students have good grades which is very encouraging. Since the installation of the solar system, they can study at school anytime, and also once they get back home, there is a solar kit lighting system for them in their concession. The school classroom is opened all day to all students till 8pm.”

Upon multiple requests from several villages, CBG-WA has now more than 100 villages in our waiting list asking for solar lighting system in their classroom. So hopefully, we will be able to provide solar energy to so many other villagers with your help.

CBG-WA team is still committed to work in the Sahel region despite the terrorists’ threats. The region is facing insecurity and poverty. With your help, education for girls will be taking to another level.

Please your support is highly appreciated and needed.

Inside of the Classroom, Djomga Primary School
Inside of the Classroom, Djomga Primary School
Students lining up for getting in class
Students lining up for getting in class
Director of the school, his office has solar power
Director of the school, his office has solar power
Students parent meeting with CBG-WA team
Students parent meeting with CBG-WA team
Teacher of the primary school in Djomga
Teacher of the primary school in Djomga
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The Djomga School with Solar-powered Lighting
The Djomga School with Solar-powered Lighting

Girls in the Burkina Faso villages of Kamsi, Djomga, and Sissene are attending school and now have solar-powered lighting to allow them to study after dark.  

The solar-powered lights and irrigation have been in the village of Djomga for one year now. Our CBG-WA team recently visited Djomga and found all the equipment – including the community shed lit with a solar kit consisting of a 60W solar panel, a battery, and four (04) LED bulbs of 7W each – in good working order. The team shares these photos.

"My name is Diallo, and my daughter now attends school. We are very pleased with our electrification project.  CBG-WA taught us how to care for the equipment.  With the lights powered by the solar panel, we want to tell you the success rate of our school has grown. "

"My name is Hama and I am in grade 2. It makes me very happy to have the solar kit that lights the community shed so I can study every night.  I am a great student and the solar light helps me have good grades in class."

Your support is so very much appreciated by all residents of the villages of Kamsi, Djomga and Sissene. Even the children are learning how the sun can make the lights work; and then how to keep the solar panels in good working condition.  You are the light of all of these lives!

Grandfather of Seven Children Now Attending School
Grandfather of Seven Children Now Attending School
Solar Panels on Djomga School
Solar Panels on Djomga School
Girl able to study after dark with new lights
Girl able to study after dark with new lights
Solar powered light in Djomga school
Solar powered light in Djomga school
Solar-powered light at school in Djomga
Solar-powered light at school in Djomga
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Kamsi Solar
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Our school girls are brilliant because they can now study after dark.  Solar powered lights are now installed and working in the villages of Kamsi and Djomga in Burkina Faso.  Your contributions have made this possible!  We and all the villagers sincerely thank you.

With rainwater catchment basins in our villages, there is water each and every day of the year.  Girls who were burdened with traveling three to six hours per day to help find water for their families now longer must search for water.  It is here in the villages and so the girls are now able to attend school.  Over 900 girls in our three villages are now attending school.  The solar powered lights allow them to continue their studies at night.

Grandmothers Elisabeth and Honorine are cheering with joy:  "We are so very happy that our granddaughters are able to attend school now! It is time for all our grandchildren to attend school. There is so much to learn in this new century - and we do not want our girls left behind!

Faissal, father of three girls adds: "My daughters are smarter than some of the boys, maybe even me too!  And with them in school, they are learning quickly.  My oldest learned how the solar power creates light; and is also learning how to maintain the solar panels.  Our village is really appreciative of the new basin with water and the solar energy for lights. We welcome all our supporters to visit and see what great succes we have!"

Your continued donations are helping us create success in new villages.  We will keep you informed!  Thank you!

Women Dancing At Ceremony For Solar Power
Women Dancing At Ceremony For Solar Power
Ceremonial Sign for Solar Installation
Ceremonial Sign for Solar Installation
Machine Digging Rows for Planting
Machine Digging Rows for Planting
Grandmother With Garden's Solar Panel
Grandmother With Garden's Solar Panel
Woman of Kamsi Garden
Woman of Kamsi Garden
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Community Building Group, Ltd. Inc.

Location: Largo, FL - USA
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Kathleen McDonald
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Largo, FL United States

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