Burkina Faso

HAMAP-Humanitaire allows children to learn to read, write and attend primary school.

Today, HAMAP-Humanitaire finances 5 second chance classes: it finances not only the registration fees, the school supplies, the canteen for 130 children, but also the teachers’ salaries and their training by the country’s educational inspectorate.

All this would obviously be impossible without the help of generous donors.

 

Local background

In Burkina Faso, although school is compulsory, manye children are unable to attend school for many reasons: 

Families are ofter too poor to afford schooling, and in rural areas school may not be a priority for parents, who rely on their children to hemp them farm. 

  • Some of the cildren have been enrolled in preparatory classes, where classes are often overcrowded (80 to 100 students), in which case the students cannot be monitored individually bby the teacher. Moreover, the teaching is done in French, a language that is not always spoken at home. Therefore, a good numer of students stop their schooling at the end of preparatory course.

However, after the age of 8, children who are no longer enrolled in school or who have never been enrolled in school can no longer be enrolled in public schools.

History

  • Since 2009, HAMAP-Humanitaire has been called upon to remedy this situation in the communes of Boulsin and Kokologho. With the help of loal partners, it created and supported a class in each of these villages, even though the school in Boulsin had to be closed after 6 years.
  • Another class was then created in Tanghin and Guluré, while a second class was opened in Kokologho at same time as a new building financed by HAMAP-Humanitaire was inauurated to accomodate the 2 classes.
  • Finally in 2016 a new class was opened in Bingo. 

Titre

In order to give the children the best possible chance, these classes are about thirty students thus not very crowded. HAMAP-Humanitaire makes sure that the parity betwen boys and gilrs is respected. In addition, the cafeteria ensures that the students have at least one meal during the day.

Meetings with parents are organized during the volunteers’ mission to make them aware of the importance of education for the future of their children.

After 6 years of schooling, the students pass a primary school certificate which eventually allows them to go to college.

In June 2015 the first students in Kokogho passed the ont passé le CEP with a 90% success rate. Since that day, the results have always been very good. Thanks to the sponsorship system put in place by HAPA-Humanitaire, some students have been able to go to college and then to high school. Indeed, some of them have passed the Brevet (BEPC) and are currently in high shcool.

For a better future for the children and for the development of the country, education is essential. 

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