Colma, a northern district of the city of Bobo Dioulassou has a rapidly growing population. Many families are abandoning a rural way of life to seek new opportunities in the city. Yet when they reach the city, there is inadequate infrastructure to cope with the influx of people. Schools are particularly affected, unable to cope with the growing numbers. Unless more school facilities are built, many children won’t be able to access an education.
It is through education that children, like Azeta, can be equipped with the knowledge and skills to secure employment and provide for their families.
To see all children in Colma access the undeniable benefits of
education, regardless of gender, religion or family wealth. We will contribute towards this by expanding our schools to cater for more students.
We currently run two schools in Colma, with 675 pupils overall. Rather than build new schools, we have decided it is more cost-effective to expand the ones we currently run. We have been able to agree a partnership with the local government, that if we build four new classrooms, they will provide the schools fees for 150 students over five years. This annual giving secures the sustainability of the school’s growth.