The primary objective of the association “Les Amis de Kantchari” is to develop education in the rural commune of Kantchari in Burkina Faso.
This commune of 30 villages has a population of roughly 60,000 people. It is located in the east of the country, one of the least developed areas of Burkina where only one child in two attends school.
The association is active in combating illiteracy and improving education by working on construction of education places, from primary to secondary school. “Les Amis de Kantchari” made possible the construction of 3 schools built up country to replace “straw hut” classrooms, a secondary school (more than 1,000 pupils) as well as a library and a boarding school.
By speaking French and learning elementary knowledge, the youth are able to find a job in a shop or in a company and attend exams.
The Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity has been supporting “Les Amis de Kantchari” since 2009 and the association won the Citizen Commitment Awards in 2012 for its project to build 2 secondary school classrooms and a primary school in Burkina Faso.
In 2013, thanks to this award, the association aim to follow through constructions, especially of an IT building, information technology increasing nowadays significantly the chances of finding work.
For more information, see the Amis de Kantchari website (only in french...)
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