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Some children need your help…

The issue?It is heart breaking to see children doing their best to learn in bad conditions.  How can children learn with no pen to write with? Getting education in these conditions becomes very hard and efforts are wasted. Here, a little help can make a big difference.

The situation?  Children in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (and other countries) are proud to walk long distances (up to an hour) in the heat and dust to come to school and learn what their parents did not. 90 pupils sit in classes made for 45.  For lack of better means, they write in the margins of the notebooks already used by their brothers and sisters before.

The scope?  Paper for All focuses on improving bad education and learning conditions to enable better education and coutry development. The charity focuses on five schools (3,000 children) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to maximize its impact.  Lately, also in other countries: Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, etc.

The actions?  Paper for All mainly distributes academic resources (notebooks, pens, chalk, etc.) to the children, quarterly. Paper for All also organizes summer programmes for ~15 volunteers to teach in Ouagadougou.  Finally, an umbrella programme was created to communicate about similar actions in other countries.

Why Burkina Faso? Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, only 23%.  Only one person in five can read and write.  Paper for All also had actions in other countries: Cameroon, Guinea Conakry.

Why education? Education is often one of the first steps and enablers leading to awareness and development. By providing disadvantaged children with academic resources, Paper for all helps them learn and build their knowledge of the world. Ultimately this enables them to better contribute to the development of their country.

You can make a difference…

You can make a real difference to the children right now: 1 € = 2 notebooks + 2 pens = 2 smiles

Paper for All? Paper for All is a non-profit/charity registered in Burkina Faso, UK, France and the US that aims to promote better learning conditions to children in Burkina Faso through the provision of academic materials (notebooks, pens, etc.).  The name reflects the fact that the charity focuses on education and simple things like providing notebooks to children.

The vision? To grow seeds into trees sheltering the next generation.

The mission? To support education to enable sustainable development.

What we do? Together we help children get an education and grow the seeds into trees sheltering the next generation.  Paper for All conducts several programmes:
1) We distribute academic resources every quarter
2) We organize summer volunteering programmes and treks. Check our ‘What we do‘ section.
3) We promote organizations in our Umbrella

Who are we? This is a non profit made by volunteers.  There is no employee and no salary.  Administrative costs are low to enable maximum impact.

Sources:
United Nations Development Program, Human Development Reports Wikipedia – Education in Burkina FasoList of countries by literacy rateOutline of Burkina Faso NationMaster Unicef Unesco CIA World Factbook World Bank IRIN

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