Saturday, September 22, 2007

The school of Fak and the club "Humani-Terre"

Since the beginning of scholl year 2006, the little primary school of Fak is supported by a solidarity project from the grade school Henry Matisse, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

The goal of this project is to have exchanges between the students of Issy-Les-Moulineaux and the students of Fak.

The French students have created a club, called club "Humani-Terre" (a play on words on "humanitarian club"), in which the students have assisted to chats about Niger given by members of Timidouwa,our partner association. They have also made several arts and crafts activities, producing items that will be sold to collect funds for the school of Fak.

The open day at the Henry Matisse grade school, on june 23, was the culmination of the club's activities. The students had put together an exhibition about Niger, and they exhibited and sold their artifacts to their parents and teachers: lamps, pearl jewelry, plants...

At the end of the day, the members of the club "Humani-Terre" had collected more than 600 euros that will be used to ensure the school of Fak will open its doors for the 2007 school year.

In order to make this project durable and to establish a real exchange between Fak and Issy-Les-Moulineaux, NGO Tagaste will implement school activities: among other things, the students of Fak will take part in a photography workshop and put together a photo album about their daily lives that will be sent to the french students.

Mathilde and Sarah, from Timidouwa, present the students realizations.

1 comment:

Corine said...

People should read this.