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Burkina Faso - Improving the quality of literacy, basic non-formal education and bilingual primary schools by professionalising staff

Project leader

Tin Tua Charity

Location Burkina Faso
Duration 2016 - 2018
Intervention Area Education
Funding 240 000,00 €


The Programme national d’accélération de l’alphabétisation (PRONAA - Accelerated National Literacy Programme) 2011–2015 in Burkina Faso did not achieve the expected results of responding to the basic needs for non-formal education (NFE) and contributing to reaching a target of 60% literacy in 2015.

This project seeks to respond to the problem of insufficient teachers qualified in literacy and basic non-formal education, and the shortage of qualified candidates for the Burkina Faso Ministry of Education and Literacy (MENA) competition, as well as the availability of appropriate training.

In effect, Burkina Faso does not currently have any public or private training centres capable of ensuring, on a permanent basis, the professionalisation of the non-formal education sector, i.e. initial training and continuing education for literacy, basic non-formal education and bilingual primary school teachers.

Project owner

The Tin Tua charity, which operates the Fonds National pour l’Alphabétisation et l’Education Non Formelle (FONAENF - National Fund for Literacy and Non-Formal Education), is seeking to expand the availability of training in this sector through the creation of a private professional centre for initial and continuing education of literacy and basic non-formal education teachers. TinTua charity has developed a bilingual literacy method (for French and the national languages of Burkina Faso), for which it received the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize in 2009.

Overall objective 

To contribute to improving the quality of literacy, basic non-formal education and teaching in formal bilingual primary schools by professionalising staff.


Direct beneficiaries:

  • 920 young people trained as teachers at the centre every year (400 instructors and supervisors for Linked Approach Permanent Literacy and Training Centres)
  • 200 teachers at Basic Non-Formal Education Centres
  • 320 applicants for teaching posts at traditional and bilingual primary schools

Indirect beneficiaries:

  • 50,000 adults, young people and children in villages and outlying areas of towns will benefit every year from quality education delivered by the teachers trained by the centre once in post 
  • The families of trained teachers once in post

Anticipated outcomes

  • The education available is improved through the deployment of 200 trainers for basic non-formal education centres, 320 student teachers in formal bilingual primary schools, 320 literacy centre instructors, and 80 well-trained supervisors and coordinators in the east of the country 
  • The teaching and administrative team is competent, motivated and equipped to develop an innovative and economically viable teaching programme