The Friends of Burkina Faso

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Quick Links:

Kwilga Bridges to Current Burkina PCV's Blogs (Other Burkina Faso Friends Blogs)
Peace Corps in Burkina Faso
Lambs for School video
Noon Meals Improves Girls' Learning Video
T-Shirt Order Form (PDF)
Membership Form (PDF)
Recent Returnee Membership form
Lambs for School Project Certificate
Lambs for School Project Holiday Certificate
FBF Grant Proposal Guidelines (English Manual)
FBF Grant Proposal Guidelines (Francais Manuel)

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School Lunch Program

The School Lunch Project pays for a noon meal for students at a girls’ middle school whose parents cannot afford school. For the 2008-09 school year, Friends of Burkina Faso supported noon-day meals for about 500 students of Lycée Modern de l’Amitié high school. School lunches improve students’ capacity to concentrate and contribute to their academic performance.

18 year old Ouegraogo Kadiatou has this to say about herself and the program: “My parents are subsistence farmers in Douma, 45 kilometers from Ouahigouya. The teachers at the Lycée Modern de l’Amitié are serious and the school work is rewarding. I hope to earn my secondary diploma here.  I want to become a mathematics professor. While in school, I live in Ouahigouya with my brother who is a mechanic. I walk six kilometers each day to the lycée. We have no breakfast so I appreciate the noon meal here.”

Links:

Noon Meals video