Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso



The project pays for a noon meal for girls who attend a girls' middle school and whose parents cannot afford school. Girls walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

For the 2008-09 school year, Friends of Burkina Faso will support noon meals for about 500 students of the College Modern de l'Amitie, at a cost of $.40/day/student. A noon meal is essential to students' learning, particularly as they have little or no breakfast and walk 6 km in the heat to and from school. In the 2007-08 school year, the noon meal contributed to an impressive 81% of students completing coursework successfully.

How will this project solve this problem?

Three local women prepare a common noon meal of rice and sauce for the students, enhancing students capacity to learn and succeed in their education.

Potential Long Term Impact

Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. Access to food will increase students' ability to succeed in their studies

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £103,360

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £103,360 .  The original project funding goal was £89,086.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 2,444 donors like you, a total of £103,360 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Suzanne Plopper

Project Manager, Girls' Education Project
Chester, CA United States

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