Ensuring post-primary education

To support secondary education in the province of Banwa, the ADIS association built a school for 400 pupils.

Social and Employment

Burkina Faso, Daboura, Burkina Faso

Eric Tercinier

37,000 € to the Selection Committee at 2004/11/30

Project leader

ADIS (développement intégral et solidarité)

« I was immediately struck by the value of the initiatives overseen by the Project Instigator, Father Emile Bombini. This project tackles social, environmental, economic and public health issues and these are all problems which our company is committed to alleviating. »

Eric Tercinier

The number of children enjoying access to secondary education in the province of Banwa are amongst the lowest in the whole of Burkina Faso. The province has just four secondary schools and yet 60% of the 450,000-strong population are aged 19 and under. The ADIS association was set up to tackle this problem by obtaining resources to build a new public school. A location has been found at Daboura, a village of 15,000 inhabitants located 300 km south of Ouagadoudou. The new school has been able to accommodate 400 pupils in 2011.

Going beyond education

Several institutions, including the ministry of foreign affairs, have been working on this project since 2003: for instance, the general council of the Deux-Sèvres region has agreed to act as project owner with the ADIS association as prime contractor. By providing funding of 37,000 euros, the Veolia foundation has enabled the installation of water supply systems and flower tubs for the garden as well as the refurbishment of existing wells.