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Making strides in closing the gender gap in education
Making strides in closing the gender gap in education
Burkina Faso has come a long way in addressing the education needs of its children. In 2000, just 44 per cent were enrolled in primary schools. By 2010, this had increased to almost 75 per cent. Read More >
Clubs help girls stay in school and succeed in Burkina Faso
Clubs help girls stay in school and succeed in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 13 July 2007 – Alice is in a good mood because she has received a high grade in French class. “It is very important to learn in order to understand what surrounds us,” she tells her friends during a break between classes. Read More >
Burkinabe communities struggle to support early childhood education centres
Burkinabe communities struggle to support early childhood education centres
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 26 June 2007 – It is school time in the Ouagadougou suburbs. Little children sitting in a ‘bisongo’ – a community-based learning centre supported by UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services, a US-based non-governmental organization – are writing numbers on their individual slates. Read More >
Burkina Faso training centre helps protect young women from exploitation
Burkina Faso training centre helps protect young women from exploitation
TOUGAN, Burkina Faso, 16 February 2007 – Seated on an old-fashioned bamboo chair with her eyes downcast, Djerma Salimata, 20, does not seem eager to think back to the time when she worked as house help in Bobo Dioulasso, the second largest city in Burkina Faso. Read More >

 

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