La Tapoa: Electrification of the school


  • Population: 19899120 people
    19% urban - 81% rural
  • Life expectancy: 61 years
  • Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years: 15%
  • Population with access to electricity:
    62% urban - 5% rural
  • Population with access to Improved water source:
    100% urban - 49% rural

The need

The project of electrification of the school at Tapoa was created at the request of the Solidarity Club of the Hilaire of Chardonnet lycée in Chalon on Saône. This action is part of the continuing partnership between the club and the school at Tapoa started in 2006.

The response

The three classrooms in the school were chosen for electrification, thus allowing the children to work in the evenings, and for adults to take literacy courses. The installation also facilitates communication between Niger and France via a laptop with internet access.

The impact

Children can now work every night at school; the school principal has also set up evening computer courses and adult literacy classes.

Good practice

The project was supported by the fair tourism company of the ecologists of the island of Lamentin. This company took charge of transporting Electriciens sans frontières’ equipment to Niger by cproviding its transport for the equipment.

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