Burkina Faso

SUPPORT TO THE POPULATION DISPLACED BY THE CONFLICT, EDUCATIONAL, SANITARY AND NUTRITION TO THE CHILDREN

Context

In the heart of Burkina Faso, in the province of Oubritenga, in the region of Guié, eleven villages (11,000 people) have joined forces to take charge of their own development in order to combat desertification. They created the Zoramb Naagtaabaa association. This Burkinabe association is headed by a Frenchman, Henri Girard, who has been working with this population for 31 years on agricultural, health and educational projects. In 2018, 60% of the population was illiterate (89% in 1991). The Burkinabe association develops the education of the children of this province by supporting public schools, building schools, colleges and high schools, training adults, sponsoring schools, literacy courses and creating libraries. Since 2002, Mission Enfance has built 6 schools and 2 secondary schools equipped with wells and teachers' lodgings, but also a nursery to welcome abandoned or orphaned babies, as well as a nurses' training centre to take care of these children. Mission Enfance sends containers every year and participates in the functioning of the AZN. Finally, we are going to finish the construction of the dispensary/maternity of Goema in the North Centre, another place where the AZN is established in Burkina Faso. This dispensary is eagerly awaited by the displaced populations in the north of the country due to the conflict with the jihadists.

 

Goal

  • Improve the education of Burkinabe children,
  • Provide food self-sufficiency to the population,
  • Support the displaced populations of the Centre-North by provide access to health care.

We will carry out the electrification (with solar panels) of the high school of Guié that we built in 2011 and bring a new well.
Mission Enfance supports the AZN's agricultural projects by creating agricultural perimeters in Filly. We are going to dig a bulli in the village of Gourbaré, in order to facilitate access to water and allow market gardening. In these villages, the objective is to ensure food self-sufficiency for the villagers of the region, through better water management in the perimeters created for this purpose.

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