Project #8520

Supporting village children into school in Benin

May 14, 2012

May 2012 Report

The three Dogba School classrooms have been structurally finished and all are in daily use for teaching. The village children - pupils at the school - took responsibility with their parents and the headteacher for clearing the site of
building materials and creating attractive and dry learning spaces. The recent flooding did not enter the building though dugouts were used to ferry pupils to the school.

There remains only the essential plastering and painting of the structure to provide the best chance of sustaining its use for many years to come. Funding  of £2000 is currently being sought for this purpose. Can you help please?

It is pleasing to report that following on from the charity's earlier support for children attending primary school within the community there has been significant progress in enabling orphan pupils to sustain an education programme.
We are extremely grateful for the financial support of all donors and in particular for the generosity of one couple who have made the Abopha Orphan Project their personal mission. This year there are 48 young people attending
secondary schools, 7 apprenticeships and for the first time 4 of the group are successfully enrolled at the University of Calavi-Abomey in Cotonou. It is intended to maintain and extend this programme.
During volunteer visits in 2011 it was realised that there were homeless orphan youngsters in the region and so the Abopha President and Committee decided to attempt to seek support for the building of a residential training centre in Affame. Land has been purchased and cleared and a plan drawn up for the proposed centre for, initially, around 20 young people. 5 of the committee have made a commitment to permanently staff the Centre. The training programme will include farming, carpentry, tailoring, the production of 'red oil' and computing.

In order to support the staff and provide a basic level of sustained income, volunteers will visit the community this summer and will be taking a tractor and farming implements, computers and bicycles to facilitate secondary school attendance. All considerations of making financial donations to this next development will be most welcome.


We aim also to continue and extend the programme of support for children with physical disabilities.

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom
$6,714 raised of $12,098 goal
79 donations
$5,384 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.