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Construction of Primary School for 450 children in Laye, Burkina Faso

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Remar EspaƱa Verified non-profit organisation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Project Beneficiaries: 450 boys and girls, aged between 6 and 13 years old, who come from families living in extreme poverty in the region of Laye, Burkina Faso.
In terms of educational facilities, Laye has only one public school, which has insufficient resources to provide education for the entire child population. The demographic growth in the region is more rapid than that of its infrastructures.

The poverty of the families makes it difficult to find schooling for their children, particularly the girls, and, therefore, many children are deprived of their right to an education due to a lack of financial resources. This increases the problem of illiteracy in the region.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project consists of the construction and equipping of a school building with eight classrooms, designed to provide primary education to 450 mixed-sex pupils, 6 to 13 years old, from neighbouring families who live in extreme poverty. Remar Burkina Faso has its own land available, with sufficient space to accommodate the school.

This project has the merit of associating the fight against illiteracy with the fight against poverty, and of favouring gender equality. Since the school is free of charge, there is no need to consider the economic factor as a hindrance to school attendance, especially in the case of girls.

It is hoped that the new school will be a very competitive training centre, contributing towards a strengthening of the quality of education through the adoption of methods which encourage regular class attendance, thus reducing the absenteeism and drop-out rates.

It is important to mention that this project is the first step in a more global programme for the construction of a complete village complex in this area of Laye.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

By providing financial and material support for the project, or by volunteering to work personally on the building project.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Project funding is needed to cover the costs of building the school, and of equipping the classrooms with teaching materials and modern computer labs.

(Total cost for construction of school building = US$ 155,000)

Donations of building materials and/or teaching materials, or volunteers to help with the construction work, are also very welcome.

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Burkina Faso

Global issues

Education and training


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