Association “Wassa Youth Education and Patriotism, JEP” reinforces its call to promote education, especially academic excellence. Through a low-key ceremony on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at its headquarters in Ouagadougou (Wemtenga district, arrondissement no. 5), the organization awarded prizes and scholarships to students who excelled in their results in the BEPC examination, session 2022. To the leaders of the association, more from the symbolism of the award, the spirit of promoting education is glorified.
After a process open to the public, four students, two girls and two boys, received awards from the association. “Not having the funds to reward all those admitted, we have published a call for applications on Facebook on June 13, 2022 for those who have been admitted with their transcripts. After receiving tons of applications, we struggled to choose just four that were accepted. We decided, in consultation with the winners, to provide computers, a scholarship and health insurance. With this gesture, we wish to solemnly congratulate them on their excellent academic results and encourage them to continue their studies brilliantly. We also want them to be models of women and men in a society where morals are dying and easy acquisitions are so highly valued, despite their studies,” camped the president of the Wassa Association for Youth Education and Patriotism (JEP) Amadou Sissoko.
- Here, the president of the association, Mr. Sissoko (left), presents the award to one of the laureates.
The beneficiaries of these awards and scholarships for 2022 are, in order of merit, Fharid Sanon with an average of 18.80/20; Oceane Nabelema, 17.92/20; Judicaël Rachid Gouba, 17.83/20 and Christ Carmelle Tassembédo with 15.15/20.
These candidates therefore represent the best retained averages after the file selection stage.
Thus, Fharid Sanon with an average of 18.80/20 received a computer, a USB key and a certificate. The second winner of the lottery, Océane Nabelema (17.92/20) receives a laptop, a USB stick and a certificate. Rachid Gouba (17.83/20) benefits from the JEP association, health insurance for one year plus a certificate. The fourth, Christ Carmelle Tassembédo, received a three-year scholarship.
“I am extremely grateful to the association for this award. This computer will allow me to do research, it will make my work easier during presentations and in many other things,” says Fharid Sanon, who specifies that this award will help him achieve his academic goals.
With this initiative, the association responds to its dynamic of promoting quality education and raising the culture of excellence among other students.
“Unfortunately, we are in a society where morality is dying, where easy profit is desired. (…). We, at our level, considered it appropriate to combine actions with criticism. We are convinced that young people have an important role in the development of a society that is much more morally educated, much more aware”, said the first head of the association, Mr. Sissoko, challenging every actor on the way to work to promote good citizenship in society.
- From left to right : Christ Carmelle Tassembédo, Fharid Sanon, Océane Nabelema, Judicaël Rachid Gouba (featured here).
JEP also specifically aims to promote good citizenship, rights and duties of citizens, patriotism and promote culture through various channels (forums, campaigns, audiovisual videos, artistic productions and cultural events).
An organization launched in 2017, the association “Wassa Youth Education and Patriotism” (Wassa means Bambana, pleasure) was officially recognized in 2021. Today with around 7,000 real and virtual members and supporters, the association uses several channels for its activities, including a Facebook page, its YouTube channel called Wassa TV to broadcast awareness videos (www.wassatv.net).