SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Area involved: Burkina Faso

The 6 students enroled at EPPF (Private Polytechnic School of Burkina Faso) for training in building electricity were all accepted to take a CQP in building electricity. One student was admitted to the BAC (bachelor’s degree program) (2014-2015.)

In 2012-2013, following their identification and selection among the most disadvantaged adolescents in six different villages, six students from Somona, Bana, Wona, Kona, Yona and Dangouna, received a grant from the SEMAFO Foundation, giving them access to professional training. The students completed their studies brilliantly and obtained a certificate in civil engineering and architectural design after two years of hard work. Another student was similarly assisted in his school year and earned his technological bachelor G2 series degree (Quantitative Management Techniques) at the Sangoulé Lamizana national technical college in Ouagadougou.

Practical training leading directly to employment for youth

Soaré Kote says:
“I am very really happy to be among the beneficiaries have received one of the SEMAFO Foundation’s scholarships offered by the Fondation SEMAFO. Currently, I can would say that I have more confidence in myself towards life, because I now have a job nowtrade. I never imaginedNever in my life did I imagine that I would be able to have this type of that one day I could access such training. After the death of When my father died, I had no funding and due to lack of funds, I dropped out of stopped going to school for three years just asinstead of going into I was reaching my senior year. I am currently employed by OTEC as an apprentice trainee site foremanchef. I am very so proud and sure I’ll be fine inmake it in life. I dare say thatwould go as far as to say that I am one of the very first professional builders in from my community, because the as others are have been trained on the job. I have the duty to bring honor to myself first and to the Foundation, which has spent a lotso much onf my training. My tThanks k you to the SEMAFO Foundation for this pricelesse inestimable benefitgift.”

In short


  • 2015-2016 – 6 students from Balé and Mouhoun received professional training in building electricity work in order to obtain the CQP (Certificate of Professional Qualification).
  • 2015-2016 – 1 students previously supported to acquire the BEP (Diploma of Occupational Studies) civil engineering, took over this year the BAC in civil engineering F4, which he passed with success
  • 2014-2015 – 6 students from Balé and Mouhoun received professional training in building electricity work in order to obtain the CQP (Certificate of Professional Qualification).
  • 2014-2015 – Two students who had previously received financial support for their BEP (Diploma of Occupational Studies) in civil engineering received assistance to enable them to take BAC in civil engineering.
  • 2013-2014 –The Foundation subsidised a second year of studies for six students in civil engineering and architectural design and for one student taking a BAC in accounting techniques.
  • Août 2014 –One student took up a first position.
  • 2010-2013 Support for the master’s program in geology at the University of Chicoutimi

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