SCHOOLING OF YOUNG GIRLS
Funding of one year of schooling for a group of young Burkinabe girls
For nearly 20 years, the association “Solidarité Marthe et Marie”, created by Father Dominique Yanogo, chaplain to pupils and students from 1987 to 1995 in Ouagadougou, has been supporting a group of young girls, pupils and students, each year, to help them succeed in school. The association is a channel of moral, financial and social support to young girls who call for “aid” for school when their schooling is threatened with interruption for non-academic reasons. It is open to anyone who wishes to work in a spirit of solidarity to support girls in serious difficulty. In 2010, the association was awarded a knighthood in the order of merit of Burkinabe youth.
The Louis Omer-Decugis Foundation is sensitive to the association’s work, especially in an area where the education of young girls is a major issue, and decided to support it for the first time in 2018 and again in subsequent years.
For 2021, the sponsorship enabled the funding of a class of about fifteen girls.