after year, our efforts give positive results: the school is flourishing,
with nearly 130 pupils coming to class daily.
new building housing three classrooms has just been finished. The refectory
is also ready and was inaugurated last summer. Only tables and chairs
are missing the carpenter has been working on them throughout the
winter. He is also going to build all the remaining furnishings: desks,
The library is practically finished. One of the rooms has been set up
to receive a thousand books. The other rooms currently serve as a classroom
and administrative office.
summer we were fortunate enough to witness the digging of the well and
see water finally make its way to the school. It will now
be easier to work in the kitchen; better hygienic conditions for dishwashing,
keeping children clean and toilets are now ensured. The water will also
make it possible to plant flowers and trees, a formerly daunting task
in this semi-arid climate.
decided to acquire a school bus. Up until now many children came to school
by foot, sometimes from quite a distance, or by municipal bus, nearly
always packed and not always accessible to children. The new bus will
provide security and comfort, and we hope it will bring new students to
latest development is the new building under construction. It will provide
lodgings for the guardian and offices for the director and professors,
and there will be a meeting area for parents. The creation of a sports
field is also underway.
perspectives: solar energy and boarding
The next big project is installing solar energy in the school. The electricity
generated by solar panels will power the pump of the well (currently hand-operated).
The school will finally have electric lights and children will have access
to new technologies: audiovisual tools, computers, internet...
are now studying the feasibility of introducing a boarding sector within
school grounds in the long term. The preparatory work consists in defining
the educational goals that will determine the architectural structure,
as well as costs (construction, infrastructure, management).
A boarding school would give nomad children access to school. On-site
quality and comfort would replace the need for pupils to stay with host
families where problems have been known to arise. Providing a boarding
option would also facilitate extracurricular studies and homework, since
children in this region can't always study properly at home.
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