4 November 2018
Wednesday and Thursday of this week were holidays (popular insurrection on Wednesday and all saints day on Thursday ). There are 15 free days per year in Burkina Faso. Besides religious feasts (Catholic and Muslim) there are 2 days for Independence (celebration and commemoration) and 2 days for a popular uprise (uprising and insurrection).
Not sure this helps the country’s efficiency…..
Follow-up on the village of Kofila
We have been working in this village for 17 years, and realized a lot of projects there. Unfortunately we heard that there was some trouble in the village between families. Normally, trouble in the village is between the men and are linked to women, land or money.
In this case it is a land problem. We asked to meet the leaders of the village to discuss the relation between ASAP and them. It is not possible to implement projects in a village in conflict.
We had a good talk and came out a bit reassured. They have put in place a new group of leaders which seems to be realist on the conflict and willing to work to solve it.
News on our Agricultural school the LAP
With Eugénie we went to the LAP. She gave a presentation to the girls about sexual education, together with Denise.
During this time, I was talking to 110 boys. It was more general talk, but some students came out with good propositions to improve the LAP.
Gardening in Nefrelaye
We also went to visit the gardening project in Nefrelaye. Some of the women are doing very well.
Some birds along the way
Proverbs of the week
When you show the moon to a kid, he sees only your finger.
Quand vous montrez la lune à un enfant, il ne voit que votre doigt.
If the rhythm of the drumbeat changes, the dance steps must adapt.
Si le rythme du tambour change, les pas de danse doivent s’adapter.
I wish you a good week.