Primary School Grounds Improvement

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Primary School Grounds Improvement
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Community Name: Burkina Faso
Country: Burkina_Faso
Volunteer(s) Name: Z Morrison
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Minnesota
Funds community contributed: $421
Percentage community contributed: 26%
Funds needed were: $349
Funds requested were: $1195
PPCP #: 686-117
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Burkina_Faso 2009 (3).
Community Literacy, Equipment for Health Education, Primary School Grounds Improvement
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Other Projects in Burkina_Faso (11).
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Info about the Primary School Grounds Improvement


Our project aims to improve the school grounds of a primary school in Burkina Faso, in three parts. First, we will construct a latrine for the school’s seven teaching and administrative staff members, who currently must use the neighbors’ facilities or return home during class breaks. Additionally, we will build a kitchen to prepare student lunches. These lunches will be prepared by the association of student mothers and provided at minimal cost to interested students. Finally, we will start a school garden. The garden will include a well with walls built up and a cover for the students’ safety. The students will tend to the garden, whose produce will include moringa, mangoes, oranges, papayas, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. This product will be used to improve the nutritional quality of the school lunches. The garden will also serve as an easily-accessible setting for plant biology and nutrition lessons.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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