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2017

Bilingual School for the Fulani in Signoghin (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Titre : Bilingual School for the Fulani in Signoghin (Burkina Faso)

Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : 2017

Contexte
Pastoralists in West Africa are not known to be particularly interested in education. For this reason, few Fulani in Burkina Faso enroll in schools or attend formal classroom instruction. So, it came as quite a surprise when a group of women, men, and tribal leaders from Signoghin (near Bittou) approached the Inspector of Primary Education to build a school for their young children. The Inspector was delighted to hear of their interest. He pledged that if the Fulani contingent was able to obtain the funds needed to build a primary school in their village, the government would provide it with teachers.

Présentation
Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF) liked the concept of providing young Fulani children with an opportunity to attend school. They also liked the idea of students being in environment where both the local language (Fulfulde) and French would be spoken and literacy taught. FBF joined two other organizations : SEDELAN, a non-profit organization in Kaya and ABADAS, a NGO located in Arradon France). Together, they raised sufficient funds to build the school.

Porteur projet : Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

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