Botiminto is involved in various activities aimed at motivating and incentivizing students, especially those in Primary, Elementary and High School, to see education as the most viable way out of poverty. Below are some of those activities.
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 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 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.
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.
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.