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Meet Our Students

Madeleine Y

Solidarité

Madeleine is in her sixth and last year of law school. She will take a test in August to become a magistrate...

Rajaa D

Mariam I

...we’ve been supporting Rajaa for three years for a Licence diploma in communication. She finished those studies in 2017...

Rokia S

Odile P

...living in what could only be called poverty conditions. This year she will complete three years of training in a nursing school in Bobo Dioulasso...

Rita O

Jean-Pierre I

Rita, an outstanding student from the start, has had a full Government scholarship for her medical studies...

Fayssatou K

Solidarité/Lambert D

...Fayssatou told her father that she wanted to be a mid-wife. She is now in her second year of a three-year nursing program...

Pélagie R

Solidarité

...we approved her going to law school. She’s in her second year and is doing well. Her dean tells us that the job market for law graduates is extremely competitive...

Marie-Thérèse K

Solidarité

Marie-Thérèse was in her first year of a Licence program in modern languages when she fell ill with a tumor on the intestine...

Françoise Z

Solidarité

Françoise is finishing a two-year program in agriculture in Bobo Dioulasso...

Marie-Thérèse Y

Solidarité

Marie-Thérèse is finishing a Licence degree at a business school in Koudougou...

Arzouma K

Solidarité/Catherine Y

Arzouma is now studying on two tracks. In January 2018 she began a government-sponsored two-year program...

Zénabou K

Noëlie Z

Zenabou is our only illiterate beneficiary; she can neither read nor write. But she’s great on a sewing machine...

Josiane N

Solidarité

Both Josiane’s parents work, so we have only been paying her tuition for the past three years. Her grades have been consistently good...

Anne-Géraude R

Solidarité

Anne-Géraude settled on human resources management; we paid for her to attend a particularly good—and expensive—university...

Ursula B

Solidarité

Ursula finishes three years of study this year for a Licence diploma in English/French translation and interpretation...

Thérèse M

Marie B/Sister Vitaline

She is in her second year studying public law and so far is doing well...

Sonia S

Solidarité

...she won a competition for a full government scholarship to study nursing, so she dropped out of university and began nursing school...

Mouniratou Z

Solidarité

...She is in her third and last year of nursing school. She will take the test for government jobs in December...

Marie K

Solidarité

Marie dropped out of law school when she became pregnant with Gratias. She was determined to have a career and asked us to finance nursing school...

Pascaline Y

Fred Eckhard

We interviewed her for financial aid thinking she was someone else. In the end, we didn’t have the heart to tell her it was a mistake. She will begin her third year sometime this year...

Mailice B

Solidarité

 

...At age 25, she found herself without career prospects. We offered to pay for a two-year formation as a primary school teacher.

Ruth C

Christiane T

...Ruth was doing well in school but had to drop out when she became pregnant. She is motivated to succeed...

Roberte Else K

Solidarité

 

Roberte Este is in her first year of medicine, which will take a total of seven years. I asked her if she found it difficult and she replied, ‘It’s not hard...

Antoinette N

Marie G

 

...she has been living with Abas, a gas station attendant. They have two children, Aristide, 6 and Tricia, 3. Antoinette wants more out of life...

Winnie O

Michel K

 

Winnie’s mother abandoned her as a child and left the country; Winnie was raised by her grandmother. Starting in her adolescence, she had three children...

Sita S

Dr. Odile P

 

When Sita’s father died suddenly, she, her sister and her brother were forced to leave school for lack of funds...

Clarissa Y

Solidarité

 

Clarissa lives with her mother, who is senile, in a two-room house without electricity. She wants to be a nurse...

Alice Sarah Z

Noëlie Z

 

Sarah, as she prefers to be called, had started nursing school but then her mother had difficulty paying the tuition. We agreed to help...

Melaine Y

Solidarité

 

Mélaine too wants to be a nurse. She is the youngest of three children of farmers. She rents a small house...

Roseline Z

Solidarité

 

Roseline wasn’t sure what her major should be, so the University of Koudougou suggested geography—she had done well in that...

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