School typically starts in October in Burkina Faso, but sixth grade students and their teacher started one month early this year, with the hope of keeping up the momentum for the number of students passing the entrance exam for middle school. Students and teachers of other grades returned to school on 13-Sep-2021, three weeks early, paving the way for brighter futures.
KAFO intern, Edmond Millogo (below), spent the past two months working with the Mami Siara Na Association in Konkourona determining how best to support all of the students.
Edmond met with students, such as Sara, Joseph and Balkissa (below), to understand their interests and needs. All of the students dream of careers that will allow them to be fully independent through careers in education, healthcare and business.