The past years gave us the opportunity to visit the Boutyouss region, which is located some fifty kilometres south of Zagora. The several trips to the region were meant to meet the kids, the teacher, the parents, but also the local authorities to establish a dialogue and an exchange.
Scholarship in the Boutyouss school is one of the main problems that came up during these exchanges.
We have already been able to establish different short- and long-term projects, carefully selected with everyone in order to better the scholarship of each child from the region.
The first project consists of supporting each child of the Boutyouss school by providing enough school equipment, as well as educational games and books, sports material, and soon, thanks to our generous donors, some computers.
At the request of the teacher, we contacted a local carpenter to repair and/or replace the used benches in class. The worn-out windows have been replaced and improved as well: we were able to add louvres in order to keep the windows open while staying in the shadow.
The school has recently built a small patio, where the children could have lunch in the shadow. We all decided to ask the same local carpenter to build benches and tables to be placed in the patio.
In march 2020, when the TZTM was cancelled because of
Covid-19, we decided to go to Zagora and the region of Boutyouss to continue our associative projects.
Among the projects we had set up, we had decided to take with us bikes generously offered by Hel Van Kasterlee
and Fietsen Van de Water.
We distributed them to the different children of the village of Boutyouss in order to facilitate the children's travel between their home (sometimes very far away) and the school of Boutyouss. After playing with the kids, the children helped us put together all the bikes. For each family one bicycle was provided.
Health care is a difficulty in the Boutyouss region because of scarce resources and long distances. During our visit to the Boutyouss school in march 2020, we benefited from having our team of doctors on site to examine all the children of the Boutyouss school.