Agnés, Marie, Antonè, and Daniel stand inside the dormitory compound in Bobo-Dioulasso.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to major disruptions in schools all over the world, including Burkina Faso, many KAFO-sponsored students progressed to the next level of their education. In addition to the 20 students from Konkourona Primary School that passed the compulsory exam for middle school, two students living in Bobo-Dioulasso, Larissa and Agnés, also passed the exam and will be moving onto 7th grade. Another student, Gaston, passed the compulsory exam from middle school to high school and will be going into 11th grade. Yet another, Edmond, graduated from high school, obtaining the baccalaureate and paving the way for attending university. Since classes were not in session and there was no virtual learning possible, schools provided copies of materials for students to study independently at home. The KAFO President sponsored tutoring to further improve their chances of success.