ASAP's objective is to give children in the villages of Burkina Faso the opportunity to receive quality education. Begin October 2011 the LAP (Private Agricultural Secondary school) opened its doors.
Why this project?
The ASAP foundation has developed and executed many projects in the rural villages of Burkina Faso. One of our achievements are the 14 primary schools built in various villages over the past 15 years. The program of primary studies takes 6 years and today more than 2.800 children are attending.
Children who are successful in finishing the primary school are sent to public secondary schools. Those secondary schools have very poor results (due to a lack of teachers, lack of motivation of the teachers and no follow-up of children). Moreover the studies are not adapted to the environment. This makes it difficult for students to be motivated to study there or to be send there by their families since it will not be very helpful.
Why a Private Secondary School?
ASAP wants to be able to control the quality and the programme of the school.
Why an agricultural school?
Close to 100% of the villagers are farmers. At the end of the 4 years studies, the children will be able or to continue further studies or to start to work on the fields of their family.