Education Primary and Secondary School

The overall purpose is to run a primary and secondary school, which meets every child's real needs. A school that helps increase children's creativity, curiosity and desire to learn. The goal of Yennenga's schools is to provide real, useful knowledge that is necessary for continued schooling but also for everyday life outside the school and the development of the country.


Nakamtenga, Burkina Faso


Pouswinde Yameogo, Lennart Karlsson


Ongoing since 2010

Contributing to these

Global Goals

1 – No poverty
2 – Zero hunger
3 – Good health and well-being
4 – Quality education
5 – Gender equality
6 – Clean water and sanitation
10 – Reduced inequalities
16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
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Primary and Secondary School

– More classrooms need to be funded to be built for secondary school.

– We are looking for teacher exchanges and pedagogical support

– School sponsors are important for long-term development. We have about 70 sponsors and would need 200 more. A school sponsorship includes quality education, school dining, and health care for one student, SEK 300 a month.

– Sponsoring a salary for someone in the school staff (1,500-3,500 SEK per month depending on level)

– Laptops and smartphones are needed for documentation and planning.


– Solar energy must be installed to meet the needs of all educational institutions.

– School garden has started and needs a push forward for fencing, water etc.

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Yennenga's elementary school is approved and registered and follows the curriculum established in the country. With this as a base, the school's educators work on providing methods, learning strategies with the help of educational material, which aims to give the children as much understanding as possible in the various subjects. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies for reading, writing, mathematics and computer knowledge. Another important topic is art and creativity that helps and stimulates children's creativity and personal development.

Almost all parents in the area are farmers who have very little or no primary education themselves. Therefore, the parents from day one cannot help their children with school work. The gap between these children and children with highly educated parents is therefore getting bigger and bigger. Children of poor parents often slip away and soon leave school. We want to offer a high quality education and create a structure to support these children during school hours and give them the opportunity to succeed. An important factor is also to create a school environment where girls feel safe so that they do not have to opt out of school due to, for example, menstruation or threat of abuse.

We recruit qualified teachers with commitment and great visions, who take an active part in creating an innovative training model for value-based leadership. The ambition and leadership of the staff is of great importance to the school in order to guarantee a high level of education and development. The school's teachers are accustomed to constantly receiving new input in the form of new methods and tools to facilitate children's learning. By inviting expert teachers in the Yennenga Progress network, the teachers receive continuous education, both in pedagogy, leadership and development of teaching material. In a long-term perspective, this contributes to enabling broader, lifelong learning that creates commitment and interest in community development and poverty reduction.

School library

In our schools, the teaching is based on three key concepts: closeness to the pupil, activity creation and language development. These concepts form the foundation for teaching in all subjects and fundamentally differ from other schools in the region. We regularly arrange continued education opportunities and coaching by visiting teachers for all teachers at the Yennenga school.


Collegial learning is a fundamental part of the school's work. Through the teachers' trust in each other, by participating in each other's classrooms to be able to provide input and have open discussions about how the lessons can be improved and developed, how children with difficulties can get better support, etc., the school creates a dynamic and creative workplace.


The trainees and young people in the village who choose to study pedagogy are important for the further development of our school and educational activities and the recruitment as we expand with more classes. This is both the basis for young people to invest in further studies and a way for young people to stay in the village, even when agriculture can no longer support the families. We also accept trainees from other schools and on request from the school inspection as a way to spread our pedagogy.