Expansion of a school

The aim of this project was to expand a primary school in the village of Séguédin in the Bazoulé region, west of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ougadougou. The first three classrooms were built by the African Development Bank. The association Vivre avec Bazoulé continued the work in 2008 and 2009, in order to facilitate access to education for children in the region and to open their horizon for the future.


Two classrooms were added to the primary school in Séguédin to enable students to complete their primary school curriculum. This extension took the school’s capacity from 400 to 500 children, each class comprising 85 students. As the State does not place a teacher in an establishment unless housing is provided, two new buildings were built to accommodate the teaching staff. There were an equal number of boys and girls at the school, a gender balance the project aimed to maintain, as girls often leave school early despite their good results.

 
Founded in 2005, the French Association Vive avec Bazoulé supports the Séguédin village attached to Bazoulé.

4
Buildings

Type

Education

Duration

June 2010 - May 2011

Location

Séguédin / Burina Faso

With whom

Vivre avec Bazoulé

Website

www.vivre-avec-bazoule.com/

Burina Faso

Population
19.1 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 590/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
40% (2014)

Literacy rate
35% (2016)

Human Development Index
183rd country out of 189 countries (2018)

Following the popular uprising in October 2014, Burkina Faso democratically elected, in November 2015, its first civilian president since its independence. The country’s new political stability and fiscal and budgetary reforms have led to improvements in public finances; however, it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Sustained efforts and investments have generated positive human development trends, although access to basic services remains an important concern due to poorly developed community-based services. Despite progress in gross primary school enrolment Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Access to secondary education remains low (13%), as is the quality of the system.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.