Thursday, February 2, 2012

L.A.P.S. of Love

Some of you may remember last Valentine's Day when Therese and Evelea's fourth grade class raised money for Therese's former school.

This year we are very excited because it will be the fourth and fifth graders working together.  LAPS stands for "Let's All Provide Supplies".  The students get sponsors to support them as they walk laps around the school gym on Valentine's Day.

Here is the breakdown of how much various supplies would cost in Burkina:

School Uniforms:  $7.50 per child
School Supplies:  $8 per child
Textbooks:  $28 per student
School desk: $75
Equip and run a classroom for one year, including teacher salary and lunch for the children:  $5000

Did you know that the literacy rate in Burkina Faso is approximately 12%?  or that only 10% of girls can be found in the secondary education (6th-8th grade) programs?

If you'd like to see a video that depicts life in Burkina, and specifically at Therese's school, watch this:

If you are interested in helping the Sheltering Wings orphanage school, in Yako, Burkina Faso, please email me at

So excited to see what our kids can do!

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