Timwende gets her chance

The chance of an education seemed an ever more distant dream for Timwende Sawadogo (pictured), until a generous UK donor got involved Growing up in a family of rural subsistence farmers, dependent on the annual rains for the harvest, the family always struggled to...

Giving girls the chance of an education

Access to education can be tough in Burkina Faso, particularly for girls.  A recent United Nations report has provided stark figures for the country, suggesting only about 1% of all girls in the country have the opportunity to finish secondary education. It was...

More than books

We believe that good quality education for young people is vital to future development in Burkina Faso.  We also believe that education is about much more than books and exams, however important these remain. Pupils at the Stafford Centre, one of the schools we...

Flushing away disease

We are working to improve the conditions at the medical centre we support for both patients and staff, with one of the priorities they have identified being the provision of latrines and washing facilities. The Bethanie centre, which serves hundreds of patients each...

3,000 miles later.

Via truck, ship and then truck again, the gifts from an Edinburgh school have completed their 3,000 mile journey to Burkina Faso. Now safely unloaded (see picture on right) and ready to be distributed to projects that will transform lives in Transform Burkina, the...