Josiane

2017

Josiane a terminé ses études de santé en 2015. Elle n’a pas réussi au concours pour le service public. Elle l’a repassé au mois de décembre dernier et elle attend les résultats. Elle s’est mariée et a un enfant. Son mari, Alfa Sankara, fait partie de la famille de l’ancien Président. (Solidarité)

2016

I wasn’t able to meet with Josiane Yabre; she was doing an internship at a major medical center outside of Ouaga. But I did meet her aunt, who told me that Josiane had passed her certification test as a nurse, but failed the test for Government Service. She will try again later this year. (Day 7.)

 2015

Josiane vit également chez un oncle et une tante à Ouagadougou. Sa mère habite un petit village. Sa tante Pauline, une magistrate, est la sœur de sa mère et lui a conseillé de devenir infirmière.

Elle va à la même école d’infirmières que Sophie. Elle a bien travaillé les deux premières années, mais pas aussi bien que Sophie. Mais cette troisième année, elle est passée devant Sophie pour la première fois avec, au premier semestre, une moyenne de 16. Dans le cadre de leur troisième année de formation, les deux jeunes femmes ont accompli un stage de deux mois dans des cliniques rurales.

With Josiane during a visit to her school January 2014.

Avec Josiane à l’école en 2014.

 2014

Josiane’s Aunt Pauline; Josiane in background, January 2014.

Josiane’s Aunt Pauline; Josiane in background, January 2014.

Josiane’s Mom lives with her mother and two of Josiane’s sisters in a small village outside of Ouagadougou. She has no income. She is helped financially by her sister Pauline, left, who is a judge in the capital. Pauline has taken in Josiane, as well as Inès from her husband’s side of the family and two other children from the extended family. She and her husband have three children of their own. Despite her good salary, Pauline can’t make ends meet since her husband lost his job in 2008; he’s been unemployed ever since.

 

 

 

 

Cousins: Josiane, left, and Inès, January 2013.

Cousins: Josiane, left, and Inès, January 2013.

In secondary school, both Josiane and Inès were helped by our sister organization, Solidarité Goëlo-Burkina. We’ve been helping both since they entered university in 2012.

Josiane wants to be a nurse. We met with Pauline in January 2014 and told her that we would pay her tuition if she could pay the rest. She agreed. Josiane had very good grades her first year, with an average of almost 14/20, which is about a B+. It looks like she’s going to make it. She will get her nursing degree in 2015.

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