A school in Tiètiè
In 2014 began the construction of the first floor of a new school building of two floors divided into 12 classes (6 on the ground floor and 6 on the first floor) to accommodate approximately 50 students per class.
In 2016 the building is continuing with the construction of additional 6 classes that make up the top floor. The school is already active and students regularly attend classes in the lower floor.
« L’école congolaise est en crise et les problèmes qui la minent sont aussi nombreux que variés. En effet, de nombreuses études sur le système éducatif ont très souvent abouti à un même constat, celui de sa dégradation très prononcée» (Cf. Ministère de l’Enseignement primaire, secondaire et supérieur chargé de la recherche scientifique, Le développement de l’éducation. Rapport national du Congo, Brazzaville, avril, 2001, p.3).
After a series of civil wars the educational system in the Republic of the Congo is experiencing a condition of decay. There is lack of infrastructures and the existing ones are in a situation of chaos by failing to propose a valid education to students. In Pointe-Noire, the economic capital and the country’s second largest city by population, there are only three schools. Classes, built with poor materials, are overflowing with students, roughly more than 100 per class, and do not provide teaching materials (desks, chairs, books, etc.).
Tiètiè primary school counts around 238 students (from 1 to 6) with an average of 40 students per class. The elementary school has a teaching staff consisting of 7 teachers, giving lessons every day. Beneficiaries of the project are also the families of the students and the surrounding community.
The city of Pointe-Noire, where there are two projects of Nfa, is the second most populated city (969.000 (2015) and is considered the economic capital of the country.