11 years old, fifth grade student at EPP Adjékonankro (EPP Bacanda PK10)
“Ever since I was born, I’ve seen my school building in a state of advanced decay. It was unfinished, and the roof had holes, the flooring was not made. It was difficult to sweep. After school, our feet were covered in dust. It was difficult to learn in such an environment. Our wish was to study in a renovated building. We deserve to learn in good conditions like any other child. Our dream has become a reality with the new school rehabilitated by ICI; it has a different face. We, children of this school, are now proud to be students of the EPP Bacanda PK10. ”
ICI helped us with training and farming tools to make rice harvesting easier. We can now sell the surplus and use the money ...
“I am better off in school than helping to weed the farm, scaring birds from the rice field and harvesting cocoa from my fat...
"Hopefully, I can realize my dream of becoming a mechanical engineer in the future."