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Karongasoré projects to open a mobile school in furnished containers

To face the high cost of construction, the inefficient renting system for educational buildings and to fulfil a crucial need for students to move, Karongasoré launches the project of a mobile school in containers in Burkina Faso in 2016.

 THE PROJECT

A mobile school fitted as a fully functional and legal building (surface, electricity, toilets…) to students in remote areas where there are no local schools. With this project, the school comes to the students saving them time in transportation everyday. It is easier to expend the building with this type of material than with traditional buildings.

THE GOAL

To improve access to education for all, to improve literacy for those willing wherever they are. Save the students time in long exhausting transportation everyday. As in the leading school located in Ouagadougou, the goal is to provide the students and the teachers with a refectory promoting the importance of eating healthy, toilets for boys and girls, a library, a computer room and an administrative building.

THE TARGET

Every school-aged child from primary school to high school. This project will adapt to any profile. In addition to school-aged children, it aims to reach non qualified adults who want to become literate.

The Plein Air school of Uccle supports Karongasoré

The 2016 humanitarian day at the Plein Air school of Uccle in Brussels took place in March 18th to benefit Karongasoré.

Over the course of this day, sponsored swimming for fundraising were organised as well as activities (music with burkinabè Emilien Sanou, children stories, painting and cooking). The children were introduced to burkinabè culture and enjoyed the snacks with their parents.

We would like to thank all the organizers and participants!

Libraries thanks to Friends without borders

Thanks to the many textbooks and other books donated by the association “Friends without Borders”, a library just opened in the two schools supported by Karongasoré in Ouagadougou and Yako, just in time for the school year.

Burkinabe students can consult books in the library or borrow them (at home).

A new facility in Yako supported by Karongasoré

For the 2015-2016 school year, our association decided to support a second facility. After Yilin high school opened last year in Wemtenga, a working-class area in ​​the capital of Burkina Faso, a new Yilin high school just opened in Yako.

In this town located about one hundred kilometers from Ouagadougou, the new facility educates 180 students from the Central-Northern region.

SKF becomes the first sponsor of Karongasoré

SKF, Swedish world leader in the rolling bearing industry, became the first sponsor of our association. The West African subsidiary has decided to support our project.

This financial contribution helps finance part of the expansion work of the Yilin high school located in Ouagadougou.

Development and expansion of Yilin high school through Karongasoré

The start of the 2015-2016 school year of Yilin high school took place under the sign of development.

A new building housing the administration was built to accommodate two supervisors, one secretary and the director on the ground floor. Three additional classrooms are under development with the construction of an additional floor. Finally the inner courtyard of the building has been fitted with separate sanitary facilities for boys and girls as well as two sinks to educate students on the importance of hygiene, in the fight against the transmission of viruses and bacteria.

An “Africadoc” in favor of Karongasoré

During the cycling Tour of Burkina Faso in 2015 which took place from 29/10 to 8/11, the film on the Tour du Faso directed by Eric Monier and Philippe Montoisy for “Envoyé Spécial” a few years ago was screened in early November at the French Institute in Ouagadougou.

This event was held to benefit the Karongasoré association. After the screening, a sale of the photography book and DVD “le Tour des hommes intègres” by Marc Gouby (whose rights in Burkina Faso are donated to Karongasoré) brought more than 100 000 FCFA (200 euros) to our association.

Association of general interest

1 year old. Karongasoré celebrates its first birthday and has just obtained the status of humanitarian association of general interest issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Donations and memberships are now tax-deductible up to 66% for individuals and 60% for companies.

Be generous in supporting our actions (a 100 euros donation actually costs only 34).

AKO works for us

Karongasoré has appealed to the Burkinabe artist AKO (Abdoul Karim Ouedraogo) to renew the of our hotel in Ouagadougou for the 2015-2016 school year.

This painter had already created the logo of our association when it was first created.

Celebration at Yilin high school

To mark the end of the first school year of Yilin high school in Ouagadougou, the best students were awarded prizes for their work.

33 students obtained their Brevet, placing the institution above the national average.