Association for the Promotion of Youth
More than 900 young people from families in difficulty are supported by the Association for the Promotion of Young People (APJ – LPJ) thanks to quality education
The APJ was created in 1997 following the observation that, in the city of Fada (Burkina Faso), young people were left to their own devices and that they were seriously threatened by crime, unemployment and other juvenile plagues.
A needs analysis led the project to create a high school with only evening classes, then it opened its doors both during the day and in the evening. Indeed, the city has 48,500 inhabitants and only 4 colleges, 5 high schools and 2 vocational training centers.
The population is mostly young with a school enrollment rate of 52%. The final objective is to work for the growth of young people through:
- the organization of moral, cultural and professional training and educational activities;
- the provision of quality education and the provision of a library;
- the creation of a framework and a meeting place to listen to young people and their difficulties in order to propose solutions.
The project includes 9 classrooms and an administrative building which has just been extended. The library built in 2014-2015 has been open since the first term of the 2015-2016 school year. There are more than 650 students in daytime classes and more than 250 people in evening classes, parents, teachers and indirectly a large population.
Tuition fees are charged and allow the college to be financially self-sufficient. Some students, from families in difficulty, are nevertheless supported by the school. Most teachers are temporary employees.
Geographical location: Fada N’Gourma, 230 km east of Ougadougou. Promoter: Association for the Promotion of Young People. Manager: Sylvain KABORE, BP 70 Fada N’Gourma Tel: (00226) 40 77 07 19