Last April, I appealed to you to support and encourage our trainees in training to become maternal assistants in Ouagadougou. You responded and thanks to your donations, we paid 20 000 CFA francs, the equivalent of 30€, to 116 women in difficulty.
Our team visited the facilities hosting the Kindergarten Assistant trainees in Tanghin-Dassouri, Pabré, Saaba and Ouagadougou between mid-April and mid-May, in order to review their professional and personal situation with the directors of the facilities and the trainees, and to provide them with this financial assistance. Indeed, to be able to follow their internship, these women had to give up their small jobs and sometimes travel long distances by bike every day: we were able to appreciate the efforts they made to finish their internship and the importance of this donation to help them face their daily expenses during this period.
After 12 days of theoretical training followed by 3 months of practical training, 135 women from this latest class took their exams last week to obtain their Basic Qualification Certificate and become a self-employed childcare provider or a childcare facility. 133 of them are now graduates!
We will continue to accompany them in the coming months in their professional integration. I wish them good luck and thank you from the bottom of my heart for having contributed to, I hope, changing their lives and the lives of the little ones entrusted to them.
Estelle Dahani, Burkina Faso Director of PE&D