education https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/ en Improving Nutrition in the Village of Nebrou https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/improving-nutrition-village-of-nebrou <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Improving Nutrition in the Village of Nebrou</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2016" hreflang="en">2016</a>, <a href="/tags/nebrou" hreflang="en">Nebrou</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a>, <a href="/tags/food" hreflang="en">food</a>, <a href="/tags/health" hreflang="en">health</a>, <a href="/tags/moringa" hreflang="en">moringa</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Village leaders discussed the issue of malnutrition in Nebrou in the Center-West Province with a Peace Corps volunteer. The group embarked upon a plan to address this problem by committing themselves to building two gardens, one at the primary school and another at the local health center (COGES). Other goals are to educate the local population about better nutrition and local farmers about modern cultivation techniques. Produce harvested at the school’s garden provides fresh vegetables for student lunches. The garden at the local health center is an important source of both vegetables and moringa ingredients to families in the village. Note, the moringa tree, which grows well in savanna regions of West Africa, provides a rich and inexpensive source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Food prepared with moringa leaves and oil is an important, and underutilized, tool in the struggle against malnutrition.</p></div> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:08:00 +0000 fbf 41 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Library Resource Center https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/library-resource-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Library Resource Center</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2015" hreflang="en">2015</a>, <a href="/tags/it" hreflang="en">IT</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/yelbouga" hreflang="en">Yelbouga</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Burkina Faso’s educational system rarely, if ever, exposes students to computers or teaches them IT skills at the village level. In 2015, a PCV posted a project on the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) platform to address this vacuum in the village of Yelbouga. His proposal, developed in collaboration with the principal of Yelbouga’s middle school, created a library resource center. FBF’s support enabled the school to purchase three computers, a printer, and a solar-powered electricity system needed to power the electronic equipment and lighting for the students to use for after-hour studying in the library.</p></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:48:40 +0000 fbf 22 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Community Libraries in Rural Villages https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/community-libraries-rural-villages <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Community Libraries in Rural Villages</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:43</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2008" hreflang="en">2008</a>, <a href="/tags/2009" hreflang="en">2009</a>, <a href="/tags/2011" hreflang="en">2011</a>, <a href="/tags/2015" hreflang="en">2015</a>, <a href="/tags/belehede" hreflang="en">Béléhédé</a>, <a href="/tags/niankorodougou" hreflang="en">Niankorodougou</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/pobe-mengao" hreflang="en">Pobe-Mengao</a>, <a href="/tags/sebba" hreflang="en">Sebba</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Public libraries can make a huge difference in the lives of villagers, both young and old. School-age and school-attending youth benefit the most from their use of community libraries because the access to books enables them to deepen their education on their own. In recent years, FBF has teamed up with the <a href="http://www.favl.org/" target="_blank">Friends of African Village Libraries</a> and Peace Corps volunteers (to build and equip community libraries in the villages of Niankorodougou (2008). Pobe-Mengao (2009), and Béléhédé (2011). Last year (2015), FBF assisted a returned Peace Corps volunteer (RPCV) and his Burkinabe wife to build a FAVL library in her home village of Sebba.</p></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:43:05 +0000 fbf 20 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Literacy Through the Arts https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/literacy-through-arts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Literacy Through the Arts</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2013" hreflang="en">2013</a>, <a href="/tags/lanfiera" hreflang="en">Lanfiera</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a>, <a href="/tags/primary-school" hreflang="en">primary school</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the request of local leaders in Lanfiera, a PCV submitted a proposal to FBF to purchase books for the three primary schools in the village.  In 2013, FBF provided funding to buy books for these schools and also funded a teachers’ workshop. The workshop provided a venue for teachers to exchange ideas about how to become more effective instructors in the classroom.</p></div> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:51:49 +0000 fbf 24 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Introducing Computers and the Internet to Students in Koudougou https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/introducing-computers-and-internet-to-students-koudougou <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Introducing Computers and the Internet to Students in Koudougou</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2012" hreflang="en">2012</a>, <a href="/tags/2013" hreflang="en">2013</a>, <a href="/tags/it" hreflang="en">IT</a>, <a href="/tags/koudougou" hreflang="en">Koudougou</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a>, <a href="/tags/secondary-school" hreflang="en">secondary school</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In 2012 and 2013, the <em>Lycée Provincial à Koudougou</em> (LPK) developed an innovative computer-science curriculum, thanks to the leadership of I.T. faculty members a Peace Corps volunteer (PCV) assigned to the high school as well as some financial and technical support from the Friends of Burkina Faso. During this two-year period, over 250 students acquired basic computer skills and were exposed to the Internet for the first time. Enterprising students became teaching assistants. Others learned how to repair computers and/or helped manage the lab. Earnings from sales of refurbished computers to residents of Koudougou generated revenue, enabling the I.T. program to purchase needed equipment.</p></div> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:46:17 +0000 fbf 21 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Electricity Reaches High School in Garango https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/electricity-reaches-high-school-garango <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electricity Reaches High School in Garango</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 04/13/2002 - 10:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2002" hreflang="en">2002</a>, <a href="/tags/garango" hreflang="en">Garango</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a>, <a href="/tags/secondary-school" hreflang="en">secondary school</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The first project funded from FBF’s newly created “Projects account” in 2002 financed the costs of hardware needed to connect electrical lines at the edge of Garango to the local high school. Breaker boxes, electrical cables, and needed fixtures enabled electricity to reach every room in the school. The provision of electricity enhanced teaching and learning. Lighting became available for faculty tutoring of students, adult education classes, and extra-curricular activity in the evening.</p></div> Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:56:02 +0000 fbf 27 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org