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Benin

Competition 2020

The activities of the MAKARANTA 2020 competition (7th edition) were launched on 20 February 2020 with the distribution of questionnaires to be completed at the Djougou 1 and Djougou 2 school district level. 22 schools were invited to participate and 21 schools completed the questionnaire in time.

Ten schools were shortlisted by the jury led by Cathérine Paul based on the criteria of the questionnaire and visited by members of the jury.

The following table shows the schools that won 1st and 2nd prize:

Municipality District Type/Name of school Number of teachers Number of pupils Amount of prize won
Djougou Partago EPP / BONIKPARA 04 248 1000 Euros or 655 000 FCFA
Djougou Bougou EPP / KADJAKADIKE 04 200 500 Euros or 327 500 FCFA

The reasons for awarding the 1st prize to Bonikpara School are:

  • Cleanliness: a regularly cleaned and very shady place;
  • Recruitment, attendance: a newly established school with a very high attendance as can be seen from the size of the CI and CP classes (80 students);
  • The strategy or technique of transferring knowledge from teachers to learners.

The money raised is used for the construction of two classrooms with the participation of the students' parents by providing labour through brick making, water supply, back filling and mason's helpers.

Photos from the award ceremony in Partago on 5 December 2020:

Presentation of the 1st prize to the Director (left) of EPP BONIKPARA and the President of the Parents' Office (right) by the Head of the Pedagogical Region (centre).
Presentation of the 1st prize to the Director (left) of EPP BONIKPARA and the President of the Parents' Office (right) by the Head of the Pedagogical Region (centre).
Presentation of the 2nd prize to the Director of the EPP KADJAKADIKE and to the President of the Parents' Office (left) by the Director of Social and Cultural Affairs of the Djougou City Hall.
Presentation of the 2nd prize to the Director of the EPP KADJAKADIKE and to the President of the Parents' Office (left) by the Director of Social and Cultural Affairs of the Djougou City Hall.

 

Status of projects carried out by previous award winners:

Sitting conditions of school children in class
Sitting conditions of school children in class at EPP Kpéouré (boards were used as benches) before the intervention of the NGO AFDD in cooperation with MAKARANTA.
Improved seating conditions for pupils at EPP Kpéouré following the intervention of the NGO AFDD in cooperation with the MAKARANTA association.
Improved seating conditions for pupils at EPP Kpéouré following the intervention of the NGO AFDD in cooperation with the MAKARANTA association.

 

Use of the desks produced as part of the MAKARANTA competition Use of the desks produced as part of the MAKARANTA competition

Use of the desks produced as part of the MAKARANTA competition in the 5th grade of EPP Daringa A (Onklou district, first of the winning schools for the 2019-2020 school year).

 

Use of waste containers for the rehabilitation of the EPP Gorobani/A Use of waste containers for the rehabilitation of the EPP Gorobani/A

Use of waste bins for the rehabilitation of EPP Gorobani/A (2nd prize winner) as part of the funding of the MAKARANTA COLOGNE competition for the school year 2019-2020.

 

Deployment of a hand-washing system
Deployment of a hand-washing system in the EPP Gorobani with the support of the MAKARANTA COLOGNE competition
Drinking water tap connected to the network of the National Water Company of Benin
Drinking water tap connected to the network of the National Water Company of Benin, financed by (SONEB) under the EPP Gorobani competition MAKARANTA COLOGNE/AFDD 2019-2020.