Boreholes for Schools in Burkina Faso
The musicians of Coral Creek and the Coral Creek String Band ask you to join them in their efforts to improve access to quality education for girls in Burkina Faso.
The Boreholes for Schools is part of the BRIGHT program in Burkina Faso which has been involved in building 132 girl-friendly school complexes, strengthening local partners’ capacities, and mobilizing local communities in 10 provinces with the lowest girls’ education rate among the country’s 45 provinces.
In addition, the project incorporates food programs, including take-home rations, as well as literacy training. These activities were conceived to increase both the supply of and demand for primary education, particularly for girls. The project implementation approach involved community participation in the construction of the school complexes, mentoring of school girls, and food management, thereby ensuring buy in and sustainability of the project.
The overall goal of the program is to help improve girls’ primary school completion rates by improving the classroom experience for grades 4 to 6. The construction of additional boreholes will facilitate the creation of separate restroom facilities for boys and girls, thereby increasing retention rates for girls in school.