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Bootcamp and Tutoring Program

Students in Burkina-Faso are required to pass a national exit exam in order to transition from primary school to middle school, from middle school to high school. Last year only 56% of students passed the entrance exam to middle school in Zigla. Botiminto intends to hire teachers to mentor and tutor sixth graders in order to increase the success rate and thus decrease the drop out rate. The teachers will hold tutoting boot camps after-school (afternoons and evenings) and on weekends one month before the national exams. The Organization also intends to organize a "buddy system" between lowerclassmen and upperclassmen (big brother/big sister). The upperclassmen present an invaluable academic resource to the younger students, many of whose parents and siblings did not attend school. In preparation for the CEP (the exit exam from primary school), the first bootcamp will launch in May 2017.
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Annual Award Ceremony

Botiminto will organize an annual awards ceremony at the end of the academic year. During the ceremony, Botiminto will reward the best students of each class/grade and the best  student of the year, as chosen by the teachers. The students will receive various gifts such as books, bicycles, shoes, clothes, and electronics (computers or tablets, etc…). The first ceremony is planned for June 2017.

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Library

The Organization hopes to build by 2020 a new center comprised of a library, study rooms and a computer lab. This facility is intended to provide students with access to a quiet and suitable environment for their studies. Furthermore, students could use the computer center to develop computer literacy and progressively learn computer programming.
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Our Partners

Alkebu Style is a conscious clothing social enterprise supplying bright, colorful, slim-fitted dress shirts and accessories. Alkebu Style donates part of their revenue ($5/shirt and $1/pocket square) to Botiminto. By buying an item from them you will be supporting our efforts. The enterprise was started with the intention to increase economic opportunities (income) for the skilled tailors involved by giving them access to an international customer base. The tailors are all based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their shop can found here.

Latest News

In May 2017 we held our first Tutoring Bootcamp in preparation for the 2017 exit exam from primary school. For 4 weeks teachers intensively tutored 6th graders on weekends and the results were amazing. School B increased its passing rate to 87% from 56% in 2016 and school A increased to 95% from 75%. Our goal is to achieve a 100% passing rate across both schools #NoChildLeftBehind.

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country situated in West Africa. Burkina Faso means The of the Upright People. Recent census estimates the country's population to be around 18 millions. More detailed information may be found here and here.

 

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