Africare News In Brief


Africare Launches Batonga Girl's School

Project in Benin










(Photo: Angelique Kidjo)

WASHINGTON DC, November 22, 2011 - On November 9, 2011, Africare officially launched in Benin the Batonga Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project at Sodohome Girls' High School which is supported by global superstar Angelique Kidjo’s Batonga Foundation. The project will bring sustainable clean water and safe sanitation as well as hygiene training to four of Batonga's secondary schools in Benin, which are turning girls into leaders in their communities. Africare’s water and sanitation projects aim to raise school attendance rates and improve the health of these young women.                                                          

Members of the community, local government officials, the Batonga Foundation, as well as Africare were all in attendance for the groundbreaking event. The community praised the Batonga Foundation and Angelique Kidjo for their support in the form of scholarships and school supplies in order to help educate girls in Benin.

Three more schools--Bohicon IV, Dilly and Passagon--will receive similar services under the project, which is generously supported by the African Well Fund.