Today is Tuesday, and this Tuesday that meant we were back at the Banifondu School doing art with the kids. >
We are ending the fifth month of school here in Niger and our Art at Banifondu has (finally) made it to every class. It’s been a while since we’ve been here. Teams and holidays and other complications have kept us away longer than we like. This afternoon we did cat hats with the sixth grade class.
There are 60 kids in this class, and today there were on! This is one sharp class. The kids at the Banifandu School are both Christian and Muslim. It is a Christian school run by Assemblies of God missionaries from Burkina Faso. Tuition at this school runs close to 15-20% of some Nigerien parents’ yearly salary, and the education the receive is considered excellent. Every child in this school knows that it is a privilege to be there.
Their teacher, Monsieur Lambert, asked you to pray for him and for the class. At the end of this year they will all take the BIG EXAM. In the French system, you must pass this exam to move on to the next level. The Banifondu school has a very high pass rate (especially compared to other schools), but there is still a lot of pressure on the teacher and the students.
The highs here all week are hovering right around 110 degrees. It had to have been at least that hot with 60 kids, the teacher and us.
And everyone was smiling. They did so well.
We love our Tuesdays at Banifondu.