Cat Sya is promoting the provision of infrastructure for educational centers to improve education in Burkina Faso. This includes the installation of solar panels, tree planting, school gardens, donation of computers, and organization of computer training programs.
Year of action: 2011.
168 children were enrolled in school in 2011.
430 children were enrolled in school in 2017.
484 children were enrolled in school in 2021.
25 people have been hired including bricklayers, painters, carpenters, teachers and school support staff. Additionally, 5 new teachers have been hired.
Thanks to the funding provided by the German NGO ASAO (Solidarity Association with West Africa), and the donation of school furniture from Rotary Club, along with the management of Cat Sya, we have been able to accomplish our goals.
Centre for literacy and vocational training in trades AFID (since 2020), with the aim of providing professional training in new agricultural techniques such as fertilization of the land with animal manure and effective water management. Beneficiaries: 73 students of the center, literacy instructor, agricultural technicians conducting the training and merchants supplying the necessary materials (fencing for the garden, seeds, tools, compost, etc.).
Kofila-A School (2014/15) Beneficiaries: 442 students from the school, 10 teachers and the director, and the Association of Parents (APE) and Mother Educators (AME), the project coordinator, technicians who will provide agricultural training for the children and traders who will provide the necessary materials.
The Kotédougou-B School (2012) beneficiaries are 430 students, 9 teachers, the Association of Parents (APE), the project coordinator, technicians who will provide agricultural training to children, and traders who will supply the necessary materials.
Another problem at the Tolotama school: there was no electricity! Given the situation, Cat Sya financed the installation of 3 solar panels to make it possible to use the classrooms when it gets dark, especially for the CM2 students who have to take the CEP (Primary Studies Certificate) exam and need to study hard.
The school was participating in the project “Promotion of school exchanges to enhance culture: let’s get to know each other”, through which a donation of 4 laptops was made to the involved centers, including the Tolotama school.
Eleven Flamboyants, eleven lemon trees, eleven Acacias, ten Yacas (a tree that produces a fruit that can be made into jam), ten Mânecs (grafted Mango tree), eleven Anacards, and eleven Morenga were planted as part of a project financed by a member of Cat Sya in 2015.
In June 2016, there was a computer collection campaign that gathered almost 100 computers in record time through the collaboration of many people and entities. A Catalan NGO, MUJERES BURKINA, proposed that we participate by contributing to a shared container destined for Burkina Faso.
We mainly bring second-hand computers for schools, as well as clothes, shoes and school supplies that travel inside the boxes to protect the computers.
In July 2017, we repeated the shipment with a truck from the Burkinesos Association of Barcelona, with the invaluable help of Casa Orlandai that provides us with space as a warehouse.
2500 direct beneficiaries: students from schools and institutes, especially from LMVTD and LOC. 10,000 indirect beneficiaries. 1 computer specialist hired by the Burkina government. 155 desktop computers, 61 laptops, 20 printers, and 150 ink cartridges were donated. Project start year: 2009.
In the public schools of the towns in Burkina, the women of AME (Association of Educator Mothers) always cook outdoors with firewood because there is no other possibility. This means they are exposed to wind and many animals that pass by and approach the cooking.
586 direct beneficiaries: 484 students from Kotedugú-B school, 65 students from AFID center, and 24 women from Kotedugú and Koro, along with necessary staff.
104+125 days of school cafeteria for Kotedugú-B school and AFID.
2,930 indirect beneficiaries (5 family members per individual).
55,668 portions served
6088 kg of rice
1438 kg of white beans
619 liters of oil
1408 kg of spaghetti
95 kg of tomato paste (in a can)
75 kg of dried fish
190 kg of sardines
86 kg of peanut paste
357 kg of onion
86 kg of other vegetables
Help us improve the lives of many people with a contribution of less than €6 per month.