charity africa

We Are Giving Africa

A small charity that  ensures we maximise our effectiveness. We are focusing our efforts on supporting communities living in a relatively small locality in the north of Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world; it ranks 183 of 186 on the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI). Almost half the population live below the poverty line. The adult literacy rate is just 28.7% and the country has the second lowest school enrollment rate in the world. (Unesco 2010).

We are working with an existing secondary school, Bethel School, in Gourcy, Zondoma province, where less than 16% of secondary school aged children go to school. Our aim is to provide greater access to the school, to improve the quality of the learning environment, to develop vocational skills training opportunities and to introduce a food programme.

Our strategic goal : To build the foundations of a strong and robust organisation, focusing on creating Bethel School into a ‘model of excellence’ from which we can share, learn and grow”

Our Solution / What We Do

We are developing Bethel secondary school into a ‘model of excellence’ for secondary school education in Burkina Faso. Our aim is to create a learning environment and curriculum that:

Increases access:               increasing capacity, reducing class sizes and reducing other barriers to access (gender barriers, poverty etc)

Increases quality:                improving the environment, providing resources and facilities (inc. good quality teachers)

Improves relevance:          vocational training in crafts and trades to ensure employability and inclusion of vital life skills education