Location: Cococodji, Benin
Project Scope: 4 classrooms
Impacted Children: 500 students
Timeline: January – April 2022
Community Involvement: Financial contribution, labor, clean-up, maintenance
Coalition: Build A School In Africa Initiative
Background: CEG Le Meridien has been operating since 1995. Located in the urban area of Le Meridien, this school currently has 3000 students on its waiting list. Many of these children are not in school due to a lack of means to pay for school fees, dislocation of parents, and lack of follow-up in the enrollment process. The existing school structure is dilapidated and overcrowded. Community members wasted no time in digging a new foundation for the school. We look forward to expanding these facilities and getting more students a spot in the classroom!