Burkina Faso: Construction of a classroom and an administrative building
The non-profit association Wir für Burkina e.V. was founded in 2007 to promote local education in Douroula, a small municipality in western Burkina Faso. Since then, the association has been involved in the construction of schools, teacher flats and sponsorships for children and young people so that families can afford school attendance involving school fees, uniforms and food. With the support of GFA Bridges, Wir für Burkina e.V. will construct and equip a classroom and an administration building, including a secretariat, a teachers' and a storage room for the school canteen of the secondary school in Bladi, the second largest village of the Douroula municipality. By completing the secondary school (grades 7 to 10) in their home village, the distance to school for many children can be significantly shortened. The school is fully integrated into the national education plan of Burkina Faso, and the state covers teachers’ salaries. A representative of the Ministry of Education visited the municipality last year and recognized the efforts of the association, which helped increase the nationwide school enrolment rate that currently stands at only 40 percent. The construction of the buildings started in October 2019 and will be finished by the end of 2019.
The project was initiated by Johannes Kinzinger, Consultant at GFA Consulting Group