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Ilomba rural School

Upgrading teaching skills at l’École rurale d’Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) through a teacher training progam and supporting 25 unschooled students per year from the suburbs of Bingerville to benefit from an academic program to enable them to continue their studies in the conventional system or receive a professional degree allowing them to quickly integrate into the labour market. 

  • Location: Bingerville (Ivory Coast)
  • Duration of the project: 2013-2017
  • Cost : $75,000
  • Our partner in the Ivory Coast: ADESC (the Association for Social and Cultural Development)

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The Project

  • To allow 6 teachers from l’École rurale d’ Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) to receive training, upgrading their knowledge and skills on teaching and learning strategies while integrating the psycho-social context of students.
  • To give per year to 25 young girls living in extreme poverty in the suburbs of Bingerville the opportunity to benefit from the platform offered by the training program of the Unesco Club of l’École rurale d’Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) permitting students to complete their primary school education and even earn a professional degree.

The Needs

  • In the Ivory Coast a large number of school aged children are not registered for elementary school studies.
  • Almost half the students who start elementary school never finish.
  • It is estimated that in 2007 about 1.2 million Ivory Coast children never completed elementary school.

Expected Results

  • Upgrading teaching skills at l’École rurale d’Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) through a teacher training program.
  • Provide l’École rurale d’Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) with all necessary equipment and supplies needed to operate proficiently.
  • Give per year to 25 young girls living in extreme poverty in the suburbs of Bingerville, an opportunity to earn a professional degree that will allow them to enter the labour market.

Results obtained in 2014-2015

  • 22 young girls returned to their studies and completed one year school.  Sixteen of them will follow a second year of school; one began high school and five began a professional degree in baking that will allow them to find a job.
  • Purchase of material for the course of pastry and for the students.
  • Instructors were grateful to help young women to finish their primary school. They will continue for another year.

Results obtained in 2013-2014

  • 23 young girls between 13 and 18 years old returned to their studies and completed one year school. Nineteen of them are in their second year of school, one began high school and three began a professional degree in baking that will allow them to find a job.
  • Six instructors of the rural school have completed their training program in pedagogy, leadership and data processing and new technology.
  • Purchase of school books and general culture.

Our partner in Ivory Coast

ADESC (the Association for Social and Cultural Development), an Ivory Coast NGO creating help centers and educational programs since 1984.

LINCCO Objective

Raise $7, 500 to update teaching skills through a teacher training program and support students from L’École rurale d’Ilomba (Ilomba rural School) in Bingerville (Ivory Coast).

  • $400 = one year scholarship (including transportation, school supplies and courses)
  • $200 = transportation for one young student over 9 months of school
  • $40 = School supplies for one young student 
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