Situation: Tanghin district, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Notwithstanding the efforts of the Burkinabe government to allow a greater accessibility to the educative system, it is still characterized by a poor provision of schools as well as general and technical secondary schools. This results especially in a high percentage of rural children not attending schools or by overcrowded classrooms. In addition, even if educational equity between boys and girls as well as access to basic teaching for all children is advocated, it still remains rarely enforced and difficult to implement through lack of human and financial resources as well as material and logistic means.
Objective: to allow the schooling of children from the Tanghin suburb from primary to high school.
Duration of the program: throughout the school year
Beneficiaries: pupils of the school of Paalga
Morija supports the Paalga school complex in the suburbs of Ouagadougou. In this neighborhood, schools are rare. When they exist, they sometimes have up to 160 students per class. For many families with limited means, subsistence remains the only priority. It is often impossible for them to pay school fees.
With a social context where everyone’s situation is taken into account, Paalga School allows 900 children from the district to go to school. This school complex takes care of children from primary to secondary level and offers counseling for technical studies starting in high school. Equipped with a computer room and a canteen for primary school pupils, the Paalga School offers good quality teaching seldom proposed in underprivileged suburbs.