Training: Nestlé Burkina awards scholarships to 10 college students

Nestlé Burkina proceeded this Saturday, October 22, 2022 in Ouagadougou with the awarding of school scholarships to ten students who passed their 2022 Certificate of Primary Studies (CEP) exam with flying colors. The ceremony took place at Wendenda-Nicolas-Depreux Primary School.

Through its partnership with the Ministry of National Education, Literacy and Promotion of National Languages, Nestlé Burkina is committed to supporting students to improve their quality of life. To make this support a reality, ten farms in the city of Ouagadougou have been selected to benefit from Nestlé Burkina’s programs.

The first is Nestlé for Healthier Children. Through this program, ten school gardens could be set up in each school. This improves students’ nutritional knowledge and contributes to their health and well-being.

The CEO of Nestlé Burkina and Rasmata Ouédraogo visit the vegetable garden of the Wendenda-Nicolas-Depreux primary school

The second program is called “Nido nutri academy”. It is a platform for educational and fun meetings with mothers and children on nutrition, health and well-being.

This Saturday, October 22, 2022, Nestlé celebrated the excellence of these institutions that have benefited from vegetable gardens to encourage them to continue their academic achievements. The ten best students from these schools who passed their Certificate of Primary Studies each received a scholarship worth 50,000 CFA francs, ten bags and Nido gadgets. Also, 50 bags of products and gadgets were offered to the top students of each class, from CP1 to CM1.

Sidiki Diawara urged recipients to keep the same determination in this new school year

“The goal is to reinforce Nestlé’s commitment to the Ministry of National Education and to encourage excellence within schools,” said Sidiki Diawara, CEO of Nestlé Burkina.

Anna Maylise Kaboré received an average of 8.92 at the CEP

This noble gesture was well received by the recipients. Anna Maylise Kaboré comes from the Wendenda-Nicolas-Depreux primary school. “I am happy to benefit from this scholarship. This can help me buy my sixth grade school supplies. I promise to work well so that my parents and those who gave me this award will be honored,” the student said.

Rasmata Ouédraogo presents a student with a scholarship certificate

For Rasmata Ouédraogo, representative of the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education, this action by Nestlé Burkina is to be commended as it falls within the framework of the Ministry’s activities. She will not fail to express her satisfaction with the establishment of vegetable gardens in schools as the ministry aims to include local dishes in the school canteen menu. She then urged the institution to pursue its goal of helping 50 million children lead healthier lives through good nutrition by 2050.

Erwan Compaore

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