Vatao Primary School

Vatao is a beautiful village in southern Burkina Faso. We currently have nearly 200 students in school there, and some of them will be starting 6th grade in the Fall of 2018. This Christmas, we want to give the gift of education to the community – and raise $23,014.50 to bring the Vatao Primary School to completion! In Burkina Faso, only about 28% of people aged 15-24 have completed primary school. This shows us how desperately important high-quality primary schools are.

Will you join with us in finishing the Vatao Primary School and empowering the future generation of Burkina with education?

More information about the project is available below.

Meet Noelie

This Giving Tuesday, your generosity empowers students like her.

Noelie lives in Bagoun, a village neighboring Vatao. Noelie’s father recently suffered an injury that resulted in the amputation of his right leg, causing her mother to take over farming responsibilities. In most cases like these, children would be forced into laboring on the farm. However, Noelie’s mother sees the value of education and encourages her daughter to pursue her studies and dream big dreams. The school is so close to her home that Noelie is able to walk to school each day, and since WITLI schools don’t charge students for enrollment or supplies, Noelie’s family can afford for her to attend. Currently, Noelie is at the top of her class, and hopes to grow up to be a doctor, caring for her father and the many hurting people in her village.

Project Total: $23,014.50

This year, WITLI has a big goal for Giving Tuesday! We want to bring the Vatao Primary School to completion! This will involve finishing up 5 main elements. Check out the breakdown for more information.

Paint for the School Building: $1,340.00

School Kitchen: $3,800.00

One Teacher House: $6,950.50

Bathrooms: $5,324.00

7 Solar Panels: $5,600.00