The village of Panamasso, locate 20 miles from Bobo-Dioulasso, wishes to join VD and the former villages to push its autonomy up. Following first very positive exchanges, the whole village agreed to team up!
First step: formalizing the partnership with VD, meaning creating the association, with representatives from all sides,elders, women, youth, for an increased legitimity.
Right after the first stone was set, the work has started. Fabrication of bricks and preparation of the foundations. The town hall is building a bridge to ease the access to the village and the school. Everyone is fully committed!
Since the parents mobilized last 27th of February, enthusiasm has gone through the roof! On the 3rd of March, local authorities, along with those of Bobo, the national press, teachers representatives, everybody showed up at the Village to lay down the first brick, by M. Mayor himself and our beloved president.
An application for a grant was recently submitted to the « 1% Fund for development » in Geneva. VD doesn’t have this kind of means yet.. But we do have other talents: We just got a heavy support from the Mayor of Bobo 7, which is going to make quite a difference in getting things done!
Population is impatient! the elders recetnly met, following a fund raiser among the futur student’s parents. they demand to start the works already, well ahead of the actual construction, which doesn’t even have an agenda yet. But it is a matter of dignity they say… So off they go, and start making bricks, under the scrutiny of the foreman of course. They are indeed unstoppable. their mobilization is overwhelming, since the very first day. it is a real challenge, and VD is up for it!