AREVA donates 5,000 math manuals for middle-school students in the Agadez and Dosso regions

News brief

July 08, 2011

July 08, 2011

As part of its program in support of education in Niger, AREVA has financed the preparation of 5,000 mathematics manuals for middle-school students in the regions of Agadez and Dosso.

  • This project, called “Mathematics without borders,” was carried out thanks to the efforts of two French students who are studying fundamental applied mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Working with the association Tarbiyya Tatali*, Pierre Tarrago and Hélène Leman spent a year helping to improve the teaching of mathematics in Africa.
  • On May 20, the non-governmental organization Réseau d’Action Educative pour un Développement Durable (Educational Network for Sustainable Development – RAEDD), which is connected to Tarbiyya Tatali, presented government and academic officials of the Agadez region with 4,000 manuals. On June 6, another 1,000 were given in a ceremony at Dogondoutchi, presided over by the sub-prefect of the Dosso region - Algoumarett Chaibou - and top municipal officials.
  • The basic math manuals for students at the middle-school level were written by two French students and Nigerien educators and printed locally, thanks to financial support from AREVA. The manuals have been provided directly to schools, where they will be used in particular by students around the age of 16 who are studying for the BEPC school certificate. The committees that manage the schools will be responsible for keeping the manuals in good condition.
  • Mr. Habou Mahame, secretary general of the Agadez region, applauded the valuable support AREVA is giving to the local population. He also thanked RAEE and cited its very beneficial partnership with AREVA.

About Tarbiyya Tatali

Tarbiyya Tatali is a network of Nigerien and French associations. Its name means, “Aid for Self-Development” in the Hausa language. Its objective is to support the efforts of the Nigerien people in the process of sustainable development by mobilizing national and international cooperation and promoting cultural exchanges. Tarbiyya Tatali is made up of the Réseau d’Action Educative pour un Développement Durable (RAEDD) in Niger, the Association d’Echanges Culturels Ille-et-Vilaine Niger (AECIN) in France, the Amis du Niger, and the Association d’Echanges Solidaires Cesson-Dankassari (AESCD). The activities of these associations in France and Niger include finding partners for projects and doing fund-raising.