Transforming lives, a continuing story.

Transforming lives, a continuing story.

When we introduced Ruth Gumbiou to supporters nearly four years ago, she was new to our bursary scheme and beginning on her adventure of school. Now, in the last year of her primary school studies, Ruth (pictured with her mother) has received the pecious gift of...

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Doubling our money, thanks to literacy training

Doubling our money, thanks to literacy training

Up to 70% of Burkina Faso's population have never had the opportunity to learn to read and write.  Those most effected tend to be adults in rural areas, with the lack of these basic skills putting them at a disadvantage in many asxpcts of daily life. Through our local...

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Getting their ‘five a day’

Getting their ‘five a day’

Students at the Stafford Centre have reported a harvest of nearly a tonne of fresh, organic vergetables from their school garden over the last academic year. Using a drip feed irrigation system linked to a solar powered pump, year round production has meant a regular...

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Read all about it

Read all about it

Our latest newsletter is on its way to supporters; so please keep an eye on your mail box on in box over the next few days. With news from our projects, updates from Burkina Faso and developments in the UK, we hope you find it both informative and encouraging. There...

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We are hiring

We are hiring

We are looking for a new Chief Executive Officer to help us take the work of Transform Burkina forward. After nearly six years in the role, Kevin Lawrence, our current Executive Officer, is steppng back (although he will be staying involved with our work).  Please...

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A MAD welcome

A MAD welcome

Over the last few months we have been talking to MAD (Make a Difference) Group, another UK charity committed to similar work to Transform Burkina, As a result, we have agreed, from the beginning of 2020, to 'pool our resources' and work together to transform more...

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Christmas shopping for Burkina Faso

Christmas shopping for Burkina Faso

We can't promise you glossy adverts, fancy packaging or even snow; but buying a 'present' this Christmas for the people of Burkina Faso will, we can promise, transform lives. Whether it is providing supplies of clean, accessible water, life saving medicines or a...

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Sewing the seeds of a transformed future

Sewing the seeds of a transformed future

28 young people have just celebrated the successful completion of our most recent 'Job Booster' training course. Offered as part of our aim to improve livelihoods in Burkina Faso, the training in sewing was a mixture of practical learning and classroom based study,...

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New library to give a window on the world

New library to give a window on the world

Soulyale School in Burkina Faso can feel 'cut off' from the wider world at times.  There is no tarmac road in to the community, an erratic mobile signal and no mains electricity or broadband. However, we are determined to give pupils at the school access to...

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Food for our health clinic is on the way

Food for our health clinic is on the way

Building work is progressing well on the latest improvements to the health clinic we support on the edge of Ouagadougou.. The new dining room and kitchen, pictured here under construction, should be finished in the next few weeks, allowing patients and their families...

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1 month ago
Put your running shoes to good use! We are looking for runners, cyclists and sponsors.

Chase the Sun 2021 is a running relay starting on the east coast at sunrise and aiming to cross the whole country to the west coast before the sun sets - 130 miles away!

All abilities of runners are welcome. Ideally runners need to be able to run at 5 minutes per km (but you only need to do 1km at a time and then have a rest).

If you would like to participate or you have any questions, feel free to send us a message us or email
Jonny@transformburkina.org.uk

Link to event page: https://fb.me/e/1lq4Ib1Km 

#transformburkina #chasethesun #ukaid #york #yorkrunning #yorkrunners #yorkcycling #yorkcycles #yorkfitness #northernrunners #yorkcharity #burkinafaso #sustainabledevelopment #cleanwater #womenempowerment #africa

Put your running shoes to good use! We are looking for runners, cyclists and sponsors.

Chase the Sun 2021 is a running relay starting on the east coast at sunrise and aiming to cross the whole country to the west coast before the sun sets - 130 miles away!

All abilities of runners are welcome. Ideally runners need to be able to run at 5 minutes per km (but you only need to do 1km at a time and then have a rest).

If you would like to participate or you have any questions, feel free to send us a message us or email
Jonny@transformburkina.org.uk

Link to event page: fb.me/e/1lq4Ib1Km

#transformburkina #chasethesun #UKaid #york #yorkrunning #yorkrunners #yorkcycling #yorkcycles #yorkfitness #northernrunners #YorkCharity #burkinafaso #SustainableDevelopment #cleanwater #womenempowerment #africa
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1 month ago
We are on Instagram! 

Good morning everyone. We want to take the time to thank you for all your support. This includes you liking and sharing our posts here on Facebook which allows more people to learn about us. We are grateful. 

We have recently created an Instagram account for our organisation, with the hope of increasing our reach even further. We would love it if you could follow us there. We promise to keep you up to date on our work- providing a clearer image of how our days and weeks look on the ground. 

Thank you again for all your support. Have a lovely Sunday!

https://instagram.com/transformburkina?igshid=4ozvqeaxq3et

We are on Instagram!

Good morning everyone. We want to take the time to thank you for all your support. This includes you liking and sharing our posts here on Facebook which allows more people to learn about us. We are grateful.

We have recently created an Instagram account for our organisation, with the hope of increasing our reach even further. We would love it if you could follow us there. We promise to keep you up to date on our work- providing a clearer image of how our days and weeks look on the ground.

Thank you again for all your support. Have a lovely Sunday!

instagram.com/transformburkina?igshid=4ozvqeaxq3et
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We are looking for runners, cyclists and sponsors for Chase the Sun 2021!

DM for more details; or follow the link to donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamTransform2/1

#transformburkina #chasethesun #ukaid #york #yorkrunning #yorkrunners #yorkcycling #yorkcharity #burkinafaso

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"There is no greater happiness than living in what you've built yourself."

Three bedrooms, two living rooms, three bathrooms - and check out that balcony! Ethiopian Abinet Tadesse loved his truck, and he also needed somewhere to live. So the solution was clear 🏡🚚

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