17 December 2017
This is the last blog for 2017. We will go back to The Netherlands this coming Wednesday to be with the family for Christmas.
December not a month for studying in Burkina
The month of December is not a very active month for schools in Burkina Faso. There have been several events in the past which happened in December which are used by students to strike: death of journalist Norbert Zongo, assassinated 18th of December 1998 and the death of a student during a demonstration also in December about 10 years ago.
The teachers went on strike for one week early December, then the students have decided to support them the following week.
If you add the 11th December (the national day in Burkina) and December 1st (Mouloud, Muslim holiday), public schools had no more than one week of schooling in Burkina Faso during the month of December.
Not really a way to improve the education!!!
New water well in Kofila
It took only half a day to realize the drilling. Then the blue hand pump was installed. It takes about 4 days to realize the cement structure around the pump.
Vegetable garden at our farm in Sokourani
Cucumbers and zucchini growing nicely.
Cashew nut trees at our farm in Mogobasso
Some pictures of the LAP
Proverbs of the week
Plutôt qu’un ignorant qui m’amuse, je préfère un homme avisé qui me pique. Proverbes Abyssins (1972)
Rather than an ignorant person who amuses me, I prefer a wise man who stings me. Abyssinien Proverbs (1972)
Le passé instruit le présent. Et ensemble, ils construisent le futur.
The past teaches the present. And together, they build the future.
Until next year…..