Donate
Burkina Faso, Kalghin
Acronis School in Burkina Faso
Construction Period: Oct 2021 – May 2022

Facts

Type of facility

A school building

Students

76

Budget

€26,400

NGO partner

Education

Academic year

September to May

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

41.22%

Attendance rate

Primary school – 48%
Lower secondary school – 63%
Upper secondary school – 63%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 748,275
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 901,365
Youth (15 – 17) – 855,745

Project implementation

Although education in Burkina Faso is compulsory for children aged between 7 and 14, this rule is not enforced. The country faces many pressing education challenges. The existing literacy system is inefficient and lacks good sectoral coordination. Gender disparity can be seen from the first year of primary education, with 49.3% of boys attending school against 37.2% of girls. The spread of AIDS and other prevalent diseases has compromised ongoing efforts to make education more accessible — reduction of the average lifespan limit the benefits from investments in education, while increased teacher and student absenteeism threatens the very effectiveness of the educational system as people become sick or are needed at home. All of these effects have rendered the management of education complex.

The closest primary school to the community of Kalghin is over 5 kilometers and at the moment the only infrastructure used for school in the community is a temporary and very rustic thatch structure. The ground breaking ceremony for the new school took place on June 10th, 2021.

About the country

Country

Burkina Faso

Capital city

Ouagadougou

Population

20.32 million people

Currency

West African Franc (CFA)

Major languages

Mòoré, Fula, Dioula, French

Travel information

Burkina Faso has a primarily tropical climate with average annual temperature of 30-32 °C (86-90 °F) in the north and 32-33 °C (90-91 °F) in the south

Dry season

October to May, during which harmattan, a hot dry wind from Sahara, blows

Wet season

May/June to September

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Ouagadougou: Laico Ouaga 2000

Bobo-Dioulasso: Hôtel L’Auberge, Villa Soudan

Places to eat

Ouagadougou: Le Verdoyant

Bobo-Dioulasso: L’Eau Vive

Best souvenirs from the country

Tuareg leatherwork, Mossi metal casting, fabric dyeing, musical instruments, wood carving, weaving (cloth and reconditioned plastic grocery bags)

Travel agencies

Couleurs d’Afrique

Interpreting services

Lingohaus

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Ouagadougou city tour

Day 2: School visit

Day 3: Ouagadougou – Tiebele – Ouagadougou

Day 4: Ouagadougou – Sabou – Bobo-Dioulasso

Day 5: Bobo-Dioulasso – Banfora – Sindou – Bobo-Dioulasso

Day 6: Bobo-Dioulasso – Loropeni – Bobo-Dioulasso

Day 7: Bobo-Dioulasso – Ouagadougou

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative