Meet Judith

For Judith (pictured), the 6 year old daughter of a local subsistence farmer in rural Burkina Faso, school seemed an impossible dream. Her family farm a small plot of land in Soulyale, close to one of the schools we support and there is no spare money to pay even the...

Rainy season pressure

With the ‘rainy season’ well and truly underway in Burkina Faso, our health clinic staff are under particular pressure. At this time of year, diseases such as malaria become far more prevalent and the team at Bethanie clinic will be offering diagnoses,...

Please Sir, can I go to the toilet now?

For many pupils in Burkina Faso, what may seem like a simple enough request to us, is fraught with difficulties. National statistics suggest that 50% of all schools have no access to toilets. Pupils who need to go in rural areas are often forced to use the...

Let the future begin

The new classrooms at Soulyale are now in use, with more students getting the chance of an education and a brighter future, thanks to the generous support of many in the UK.. The project to transform the school at Soulyale is now moving ahead fast, with our aim to...