Aide et Action electrifies 120 public primary schools in Benin and Burkina Faso

Photo credits: Vincent Reynaud-Lacroze

Because an illuminated school can provide quality education and become a resource centre for an entire village, Aide et Action has launched a project to electrify 120 public primary schools in Benin and Burkina Faso.

In Benin and Burkina Faso, less than 20% of the rural population has access to electricity. As a result, schools are often without electricity as well. This lack of electricity has a strong impact on learning conditions: it is difficult to study without lighting when it gets dark early, or without a fan when it is very hot.

Improving the learning environment 

To address this situation, Aide et Action is currently developing a project to electrify 120 public primary schools in Benin and Burkina Faso with the objective of improving the learning environment and the quality of education. thanks to solar energy. 

But more broadly, it also includes the installation of latrines and water points, teacher training and improving the school management capacity of communities. This project is an extension of the ALFA - A Light for Africa project, through which we have been able to electrify 33 schools in West Africa since 2017. 

The three-year project will impact the lives of 18,000 students in six target communes and will involve 840 teachers and educational supervisors.

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