School latrines renovation
Among the solutions to encourage children to go to school, few people think of the toilet. However, the availability of toilets can encourage children, especially girls, to go to school and follow their education.
The lack of adequate toilets in schools threatens the education of millions of children in developing countries. They are at risk of falling ill due to poor hygiene
and therefore do not go to school. The risks are even higher for girls.
When a girl hits puberty, access to some privacy can be the big factor in her further education. During their periods, they must have access to a water point. Sans cela, elles peuvent s'absenter durant ces périodes ou pire, abandonner complètement l'école. The latrines of two primary schools in Bama being unusable, we were asked to rehabilitate them.
Rehabilitate the 4 latrines by building a separate space for girls and boys.
Purchase of kettles for hand washing and padlocks for sound latrine management.
For the end of the works, a meal was offered to the 1500 schoolchildren of the 3 primary schools.
Total cost 885 €
Bama Multimedia Library
The development of human capital through education has a positive influence on economic efficiency, health, nutrition and preservation of the environment.
The countries of sub-Saharan Africa are handicapped with the lowest literacy rate in the world. It's 30% in Burkina Faso while it's 99% in France.
Even if the quantitative school coverage in Burkina Faso has clearly improved, with a gross enrollment rate which has increased from 11% in 1970
at 80% in 2012, the quality of educational resources (human and material) and the quality of teaching remain very low.
The ADVK was requested by the mayor of Bama to equip a multimedia room of 100 m2 in books, textbooks and computer equipment. The building housing this multimedia room intended for the youth of the commune was financed by the government of Burkina Faso.
UThirty cupboards, school furniture and 25 computer packs (CPU, screen, mouse keyboard) were donated by companies and
institutions of the Tarn department (Departmental Council, Rascol High School, Bon Sauveur Foundation,...).
3,500 books and 3,500 textbooks were collected from schools and libraries in the Albi region. The hardware was upgraded with the installation of the free operating system (Linux) and the purchase of 3G dongles to allow users to connect to internet. The transport to Bama was done by a container.
The town hall of Bama and the ADVK will be in charge of the management of these facilities through a management committee comprising a manager of the municipality, a representative of the ADVK, a member of the teaching teams and a student representative.
The container left Albi in December 2019 to arrive in Bama in February 2020. At the same time, the town hall of Bama was faced with the arrival of the Coronavirus and the equipment was stored in a room.
After two years punctuated by the consequences of the epidemic and preventing the association's volunteers from going there, the equipment was moved to the « youth room » in January 2022.
Following the coup d'état of January 24, 2022, local authorities have been dissolved, delaying the establishment of the management committee.
The opening of the library to the public can only be done after the establishment of this management committee guaranteeing the good management of the library and the equipment.
Total cost 7 000 €
Support for displaced people in Bama
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been caught in a spiral of violence attributed to armed jihadist groups.
This conflict left at least 2,000 dead and 1.4 million displaced out of a population of 21 million. This insecurity and violence affect the entire Sahel region in the north of the country, directly impacting the lives of millions of people, forced to abandon everything and flee.
The city of Bama has been confronted for several months with the arrival of these displaced persons from the north of the country (Loroum region). They are about 400 including
a majority of children who have traveled between 400 and 700 km to join family.
These farming families were forced to leave their land, their only means of subsistence, in the face of cattle rustling, looting of homes, abductions of relatives and executions.
Without government aid, these displaced people are exorbitant burdens for the host families in the city of Bama.
Provision of direct support to displaced persons through food aid (maize, rice, cowpea and oil), mats and soap.
This support was financed by the ADVK through the support of its members and sympathizers.
In collaboration with the CDVC of Bama (Comité de Dialogue et de Veille Citoyenne) the aid was distributed on February 5 to more than 400 people in around thirty families.
550 kg of rice, 1 ton of maize, 600 kg of cowpea, 190 liters of oil, 40 mats and 225 blocks of soap, enough to relieve these families for a few months.
Total cost 2 050 €
Renovation of a classroom
Primary schools in the Kou Valley A, C and H have 20 classes and nearly 1,500 schoolchildren.
Because of the unsanitary conditions of a building, the schoolchildren are divided into 19 classes, accentuating the overcrowding (on average 80 pupils per class).
Ce projet à pour objectif de rénover cette classe qui sert aujourd'hui de magasin pour la rentrée scolaire 2020-21.
A storage room will be built between two existing buildings.
It is also planned to equip each class with a hand basin. Each year, around 5,000 children under 5 around the world die of diarrhea and pneumonia due to the use of contaminated water. According to Unicef and WHO, by washing your hands regularly, the morbidity rate can be halved.
Faced with the arrival of Covid-19 in Burkina Faso, one of the only means of protection available to the population is regular hand washing.
Repair of the building's roof, ceilings, openings and paintings. These works were carried out by craftsmen from the city of Bama.
25 hand washers and soaps were purchased as part of the project « Educate yourself despite the Covid ».
The renovation of the classroom was completed in August 2020. It welcomed students at the start of the school year and made it possible to reduce the number of students per class.
The storage room is under construction.
Total cost $ 3 500
Education despite the Covid-19
In response to the Coronavirus epidemic, the ADVK mobilized and responded to a special Covid-19 call for projects to Agence Micro Projet.
The project received a grant of $ 1,600 ...
Allow to 1,500 pupîls in the Kou valley to go back to school, by providing them with the material means to protect themselves against the Coronavirus.
The first barrier gesture against the virus is regular hand washing. Without running water, it is difficult to enforce this basic hygiene rule. Hand-made handwashers, facilitate hand washing. In countries where the majority of the population lives in the informal sector and where savings are non-existent, the measures put in place by the government (market bans, traffic restrictions, school closings...) to curb the epidemic, have direct consequences on food.
With the start of the lean period, the donation of food to the Association of Educating Mothers in charge of the school canteen should make it possible to provide to 1,500 pupils, one meal a day for 4 weeks.
Purchase of 25 hand-made handwashes for the 20 classes of the 3 schools and the offices of the educational staff from craftsmen and traders in the region.
Purchase of 200 blocks of soap and 30 bags of rice of 25 kg (carbohydrates), 14 bags of cowpea (African bean) of 50 kg (proteins) and 10 cans of 5 liters of oil (lipids) from local merchants.
A donation ceremony was organized on Wednesday July 1, 2020 with the educational team, the general secretary of the town hall and parents' associations.
The hand washers have been in operation since this date for CM2 students in examination and will be used for all students from the start of the 2020-21 school year.
During the ceremony, a meal was prepared by the Association of Educating Mothers in charge of the school canteen.
Radio Bama report
The ADVK also offers to accompany the pupils of these 3 schools through a sponsorship.
Total cost $ 2,500
The sun illuminates the nigths of the Kou valley
In june 2016, l'ADVK has received financial support from AMP (Agence Micro Projet) to the project of lighting village with solar panels. ...
Geographically isolated , the village could not benefit from electrification by the electrical grid. In 2016, the village association Benkadi with the ADVK support build a classroom revision
lighting by solar panels, supplying also a freezer. The sale of cooling and ice water for Benkadi raises funds for the maintenance and renewal of equipment.
After one year and a balance economic model, the Benkadi association wish to double the power of the solar panels to offer the possibity to the village people to light their home.
That must improve the pupil learning conditions in a country where the night fall at 6h00 pm and improve the economic productivity allowing people to continue their activities in the evening.
The construction of an electricity grid was carried out between August and September 2018 by installing 9 electric poles
built with a grider. Installation of solar panels with a capacity of 750 Wp and 400 Ah of additional batteries were installed
in October by a specialized company (CB Energie).
The stay of 3 members of the association allowed to install the electric cables of the grid and to train 2 young people of the village on the technical aspects of the installation.
To test the installation, the connections will be limited to 52 bulbs until the rainy season (August 2019), the least favorable period in terms of sunshine.
Meetings with the board of the Benkadi association allowed to set up a mode of management of the facilities and in particular the collection of the expenses of connection and the monthly subscriptions.
The installation works properly and can supply 52 bulbs.
In consultation with the association Benkadi, the connection of a light bulb is charged 2 & nbsp; 500 & nbsp; FCFA and the subscription was set at 400 & nbsp; FCFA / month for a light bulb.
These recipes must allow maintenance and renewal of equipment, especially batteries that have a limited life.
Total cost 6 500 €
The ADVK has put forward an schoolchild
sponsorprogramme at the end of 2017. To date, arround twenty children benefit from this programme improving their condition of learning and initiate exchanges between sponsor and child ...
The development of human capital through education has a positive influence on economic efficiency, the preservation of the environment, as well as
on health coverage and nutrition.
The sponsor of a child allows on the one hand to improve its working conditions and life but also to increase the motivation of the child in its learning with the establishment of a follow-up of its results.
The sponsorship is realized through an annual or monthly contribution intended to finance the expenses and the school supplies of the child. In return, the godfather or godmother found on a dedicated web page to the child, photos, videos, newsletters and can exchange some messages.
The collection of the bulletins since the autumn of 2016 makes it possible to follow up the results through the general average of the pupils.
Evolution of school results
Bama school drilling water
Bama Primary Schoo has 686 pupils in 6 classroom. The drilling water is the only drinkable water source near the school. Build there a few years it has never been fitted ...
Arrangement to limit the risks of pollution related to stagnant water around the drilling and the evacuation of wastewater to a sump with phragmites (phyto-purification).
In collaboration with the pupil parents association, a mason was chosen to carry out the work. They should begin during February 2018 so that they are completed before the beginning of the rainy season in early May.
Work was completed in early March 2018.
The development of the surroundings of the drilling makes it possible to limit pollution by avoiding stagnant water near the drilling and by treating the wastewater with a sump equipped with a phyto purification system based on sand and reeds.
This arrangement has made it possible to sustain the drinking water resource for the children of the school and thus avoid diseases, especially diarrhea caused by the consumption of contaminated water.
Total cost 960 €
The equipments that was installed in the Kou valley village and specially the drilling and the solar panels are limited life. They must be mainten and replace ...
Facilities management must allow the maintenance and renewal of equipment. For this, an economic model must make it possible to clear recipes to ensure the durability of these facilities, or even their development.
The drilling, the classroom revision and the photovoltaic pack are goods provide to the the village people by
the ADVK. They are managed in community form by an official association formed by the the village people
(Benkadi, harmony in Diuola). Benkadi appointed a manager and fixed her remuneration at 10 000 FCFA per month
(15 €). The manager is in charge of selling services such as the sale of fresh water and ice, mobile phone charging.
The revenue generated by these sales must cover the salary of the manager, the maintenance of the installations and their renewal.
After one year of operation, the average revenue generated by sales is 30 000 FCFA (45 €).
These receipts must make it possible to remunerate the manager and ensure the maintenance of the installations as well as their renewal.
The amount required for the maintenance and renewal of the equipment was estimated at 33 000 FCFA (50 €) on the basis of amortization calculated over the life of this equipment (4 years for batteries, 8 years for the inverter, 15 yeras for the solar panels, 5 years for the freezer and 10 years for the manual pump).
Battery life is the parameter that most influences the amount of depreciation. This is the reason why the classroom revision was built with a concrete roof capable of supporting 30 cm topsoil to lower the temperature in the technical room. Indeed, the ambient temperature of the room where the batteries are stored has a strong influence on their service life (7 à 10 years at 20°C, 4 years at 30°C et 2 years at 40°C)
This class is designed to the village children. The roof of this construction must be support the solar panels wich be lighting the center of the village. Like 95% dof the villages in rural area in Burkina Faso, the village doesn't been electrified by the grid. The only way to light up until October 2016 was the kerosene lamp ...
The construction of 36 m2 includes a homework room for schoolchildren, a technical room to house the electrical equipment of the solar pack and a roof terrace supporting the photovoltaic panels.
The construction of the homework room began in early 2016 and ended in October 2016.
One of the specificities of this construction is its reinforced concrete roof capable of supporting the load of 20 cm of topsoil making it possible to lower the temperature in the inspection room and the technical room by 7 to 8 °C in order to preserve the technical equipment and thus extend its life.
An association has been created (Benkadi) to manage the facilities. The sale of ice, fresh water, mobile recharging must generate revenue for the maintenance and renewal of facilities.
Total cost 11 300 €
Village drilling water
Limited acces of drinkable water is a source of disease, especially diarrhoeal. The lack of drinkable water weak the economy and leads to income losses, largely because of the weakening effects of diseases linked to the water. In addition the vaste of time and energy to draw water across long distances, task that falls mainly of wommen and girls, deprive them of time to engage in income generating activities and to go school...
Access to groundwater by a human pump and a well to reach the drinkable water at great depth enables to have drinkable and durable water point near the village.
The drilling was carried out in 2014 and has significantly improved the general health of camp residents, especially children.
The water from the drilling captured in the phreatic table at 45 meters depth is brought to the surface thanks to an India MK II type humain pump.
The development of the surroundings of the drilling makes it possible to limit the pollution by preventing water from stagnating near the drilling and by treating the wastewater with a sump equipped with a phyto purification system based on sand and reeds.
Total cost 10 000 €
The children of the fishing village are educated at Bama Primary School located 2 km from the village. The 6 primary classes have more than 100 students per class....
Children are schooling late due to lack of space in classroom and financial means for registration and school supplies.
The ADVK handed over school supplies whit the school principal and parents pupil association.
The school supplies, 100 pens, 100 boxes of colouring pencils, a soccer ball and arround hundred books, which will serve as a reward during evaluations.
Contacts have been made with the school directors to try to set up exchanges with a school in Albi.
Total cost 250 €
In Burkina Faso, the poorest people do not have access to finance to develop economic activities. These small commercial or agricultural activities generate income to support the family...
Provide funds for the "Mouniou" women's association and the "Koba" men's association to finance economic activities.
In February 2015, the President of the ADVK handed over the sum of 100 000 FCFA (150 €) to the women's association. This interest-free loan to the
association will finance small activities, like for example resale of smoked or dried fish. The terms of the loan (duration, rate, amount) will be fixed by the association.
As for the women's association, the sum of 100 000 FCFA was given to the men's association. This money will be used to finance for example fishing nets or pirogue.
An initial assessment carried out in October 2016 shows that for the women's association, the sum of 100 000 FCFA has been used two times and has generated interest of 45 000 FCFA (22.5 % rate).
For the men's association, only 40 000 FCFA were lent generating interest of 2 000 FCFA (5 % rate).
The sum of 200 000 FCFA was recovered from the two associations. In January 2017, ADVK doubled the amount of micro-credit to women (200 000 FCFA) and renew the amount of men (100 000 FCFA)
At the end of 2017, the men's association raised 100 000 FCFA to the ADVK because of rough management.On the other hand, due to good management, it was allocated to the women's association 100 000 FCFA extra, bringing the total of the micro credit to 300 000 FCFA.
At the end of 2018, the 300 000 CFA of midro credit for the women's association generated 43 000 FCFA of interest (14% rate). Given the good management of these sums, the ADVK has granted 200,000 FCFA of additional micro-credit bringing the total of 500 000 FCFA (760 €).
Total cost 760 €