We financed her for a year in accounting, but she didn’t seem happy. After we paid her second year tuition, she received the results of a national competitive exam—she was accepted into a government-sponsored nursing program that will automatically lead to government employment at the end. She took it. Unfortunately, the university didn’t refund us her tuition. (Solidarité)


Sonia Sawadogo is in her first year of a three-year program leading to a Licence degree in accounting. She’s off to a not very good start because she specialized in science in secondary school because her father wanted her to be a doctor. She had other ideas. She won. Now she has to adapt. (Day 16 and Day 17.)

Sonia and her father don’t see eye-to-eye.

Sonia and her father don’t see eye-to-eye.