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Project 2015-2016

We currently have around one hundred students in the 2015 new school year. The school has a library with textbooks and dictionaries to help pupils in their studies. We have opened a computer room with the same purpose in mind, for students and teachers alike.

The upcoming projects’ goal is to make Wemtenga a leading project in the field of general education, complete with a socio-educational aspect to educate young people on important issues in the local context. We also want to provide them an added value over the formal education they are already given.

The development of this socio-educational aspect will include, amongst others : nutrition, hygiene, the mainstreaming of disability and a program to educate young people on the dangers of traffic :

– Nutrition : Setting up a snack point in the schoolyard to allow students who live far to remain on school grounds during breaks, a food and nutrition support and a necessary balanced diet to improve their concentration in class.

– Better hygiene with the installation of a sink in the courtyard for hand-washing.

– The integration of one disabled child per class to provide schooling and adaptation of this population within the educational system (in partnership with Autism without Borders).

– Highway Code courses along with general education program to educate young people on the dangers of traffic and participate in the reduction of car accident risks (major issue in Ouagadougou).

This template is to be reproduced in all institutions created or supported by the association.

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A school library

A batch of more than 750 textbooks and dictionaries sent by the association arrived this week in Burkina Faso. These books will form the core of the Yilin school library, which opened last October in Ouagadougou with the support of Karongasoré. The parcels were transported by sea from Rouen via the port of Lomé, then by road to Ouagadougou with the help of the company SDV (Bolloré Africa Logistics).

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October 2014 opening of YILIN school in Ouaga

The first school we opened in Ouagadougou in October 2014 offers the following classes: 6th, 7th, 8th grade and two 9th grade classes. The Yilin school is located in the working-class Wemtenga neighborhood.
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There currently are around one hundred students per class at the beginning of the 2015 school year.

The school has a library with textbooks and dictionaries to help pupils in their studies. We also have opened a computer room with the same purpose in mind, for students and teachers alike.

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Book Donations

The association « Friends without Borders » with its regional branch in Moselle has donated us 850 textbooks through its President Françoise Huser and local director Francine Meier.
These books of different subjects for classes from 6th to 9th grade Ouagadougou will be used by students in the school that will open in October. This association will continue to support our project in different fields.