Burkina Faso Awards Academic Laurels for Literacy

During celebrations for International Literacy Day, Burkina Faso's First Lady Chantal Compaoré decorated two organizations with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Academic Laurels) for literacy. Receiving the awards were Director André Aguila on behalf of SIL Burkina Faso and General Director Boureima Ouedraogo on behalf of ANTBA (Association Nationale pour la Traduction de la Bible et l'Alphabétisation).

The awards recognize significant literacy contributions by each organization to minority languages in Burkina Faso. First Lady Chantal Compaoré sponsored the 18 September event and addressed those in attendance. The Minister of Literacy and Non-Formal Education was the main speaker.

Left: General Director Boureima Ouedraogo of ANTBA (a regional partner of SIL) receives the award from First Lady Chantal Compaoré.

Right: SIL Burkina Faso Director André Aguila, from France, receives the award on behalf of SIL.

Friday, 5 October, 2007
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