Give them the chance of a lifetime!

Burkina Faso

According to the UN, it is one of the least developed countries in the world. It has one of the lowest values of HDI (Human Development Index). It amounts to 0.4, placing Burkina Faso on the 185th place among 188 countries.

Overview:
  • 43.7% of the society makes less than 1.90 USD per day
  • the youth literacy index is 52.5%, which makes it one of the lowest in the world
  • only 37.7% people aged 15 or more can read and write
  • 80% of the employed population works in agriculture
We teach resourcefulness and the basics of farming to about

35

families from the village of Gourcy
We are training

50

women for the profession of a dressmaker

22.08.2022

It can’t be that not having a notebook or the cheapest flip-flops to get to lessons will stand in the way of learning the basic skills needed to survive in Burkina Faso! And yet – not every child will start school in the upcoming school year.

The results? Deplorable.

Lack of education is linked to many times higher mortality rates in adulthood. This is not just a statistic – it is the reality of adults in the African countries we help every day.

It’s not that the children simply won’t learn the basics of reading or maths. School education in Burkina Faso is also about learning farming, planting trees, animal husbandry, sensible water management and the basics of healthy eating. It’s about learning to live independently, which is only becoming a more distant dream for some children every year.

This was the dream you brought closer to Wend Zaade and Michael – now exemplary students who have been given the real chance of a lifetime – more than 1.5 years ago.

We can and must make a difference to the children who have not received their chance from life this year – yet. This little part of the world – the village of Gourcy – which we have been looking after for several years, needs your helping hand today. The school year is about to start!

Join our fundraiser – every layette, single pencil or notebook is your contribution to the relay race of goodness, where the finish line is the future and a dignified life for children! Give them the chance of a lifetime!

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We already have :
17,695 EUR
We need:
22,222 EUR
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