Côte d’Ivoire : 36 classrooms for 2200 children
Each year in West Africa and Madagascar, the BANK OF AFRICA Foundation builds a dozen rural elementary schools and renovates as many dilapidated urban schools as part of its Ma Belle Ecole program.
In 2021, the Foundation’s education program is targeting four different regions in Côte d’Ivoire
At the Public Primary School of Petit-Duékoué, 500 kms from Abidjan, and Nangrékro (Bouaflé), 300 kms from Abidjan, the Foundation has built two new buildings with three classrooms each and an office for the school administration.
In Yopougon (West Abidjan), the Foundation rehabilitated the Niangon Lokoa school group in partnership with the youth organization Niangon Ma Fierté. Seven buildings with 18 classrooms, a canteen, a kindergarten, and a bathroom were completely renovated for the benefit of 1,300 students
Finally, in Ahigbe-Koffikro (Aboisso), a 3-hour drive from Abidjan, the Foundation renovated and equipped 6 classrooms and built 2 new sanitary blocks for the benefit of children supported by the NGO SOS Children’s Village.
In total, 36 classrooms are being made available by the Foundation to nearly 2200 students this year.
The inaugural ceremonies took place on November 9 and 11, 2021 in Nangrekro and Niangon Lokoa. The official inauguration of the schools in Petit Duékoué and SOS village in Aboisso will take place in January 2022.
More information on the BANK OF AFRICA Education programs.