QRP supports Kibarè Onlus
QRP International has a core purpose: “Developing professionals to facilitate change“. We believe in change as a tool for growth and improvement, not only professionally, but also in our society.
This is the reason why every year we choose to support a cause.
This year we chose to support Kibarè Onlus.
Kibarè was founded in Como in 2013 and its founder members boast 20 years of experience in international cooperation in India and Africa, especially in Burkina Faso.
What are they doing?
We asked a member of Kibarè to introduce their project in Burkina Faso:
“Going to school is a privilege in Burkina Faso. Many parents think that children should rather help the family to grow crops; some also think that girls should wed and move out when they are barely in their teens.
Issa Yelemou has dedicated his life to give these children a chance. In 2006, when he retired from being a teacher, he invested his life’s savings to build his own primary school in the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
He called the school Millennium and he became its headmaster. His vision attracted talented and motivated teachers, which have made the school a centre of excellence in the area. Over the years though, heavy rain seasons have taken their toll on the school buildings. Water has infiltrated the cheap cement and large cracks have appeared on the walls. Families have started to pull their children from school, fearing for their safety.
Since 2016, we have been helping Issa Yelemou to rebuild the school. Some classes have already moved into the safe and dry rooms of a new wing, but many others still hope for the construction project to finish on time for the next school year.”
QRP International decided to support the organization with a donation that will enable Issa Yelemou to finish the construction project on time. Because all children need to study in a safe and stable environment to grow and develop their potential.