Meet the Team

Jonny Wooldridge: Executive Officer

I joined the Transform Burkina team in April 2020 and am looking forward to continuing the good work carried our by my predecessors. Originally I was a Geography teacher, but in recent years have moved onto various roles with charities and in business.

Robert (Bob) McCullagh: Trustee (Chair)
RobertI have been involved with Burkina Faso since 2003. I first visited the country in 2005 and since then I have worked with teams on water well drilling projects and supported school building and local health centre development projects. Other projects have included the annual importation of a consignment of mangoes –some of the best in the world – direct from local Burkinabé farmers. I am the Chair of Transform Burkina.
Stephen Buwert: Trustee

I first went to Burkina Faso in 2009 as part of a team from my school, and returned in 2010 leading a small team from my university Christian Union. The trips had a big impact on me, and I have retained an active interest in the area ever since. Since completing my degree in Ecology in 2013 I went on to become a primary school teacher, and the areas of sustainable agriculture and education are areas of personal interest to me.

Colin Richards: Trustee
ColinI first visited Burkina Faso in 2008 and have been each year since then. I have seen, first hand, the importance and the difference that education can make in the lives of African children. Since my first visit I have focused on exploring opportunities to create school links for the benefit of students both in Burkina Faso and in the UK. I am a trustee of Transform Burkina.
David Smith: Trustee (Treasurer)
DavidMy involvement with Burkina Faso began in the late 1990s when our local church helped finance some church and school buildings in Ouagadougou. Subsequently we sourced and financed a number of vehicles for export to Burkina along with medical and computer equipment. More recently it all became personal when my daughter married a Burkinabé. I am the Treasurer of Transform Burkina.
Jenny Stephens: Trustee
JennyI went to Burkina Faso in August 2007 with the youth group from my local church, and have retained a strong interest in the country and its people every since. At the time I knew very little about Burkina Faso but from previous visits to African countries I knew it was somewhere I would be interested in going. However I wasn’t prepared for how touched I would be by the people we met. I am a trustee of Transform Burkina.
Judith Walker: Trustee
I have visited Burkina Faso on three occasions since 2008, each time with a group of sixth year pupils from the school where  I worked. The visits had a big impact on each team, as we recognised the importance of education ,which is something we have taken for granted.

Since then I have been supporting the work of Transform Burkina, and am now looking forward to being more involved in supporting education projects and seeing lives transformed. I am  a Trustee of Transform Burkina.

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1 week 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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3 months ago
Our project to provide clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene for Zondoma province in northern Burkina Faso has been launched. 
This project is funded by UK Aid from the British people.
It’s the first time we’ve partnered with the UK government and is a significant development in our own growth.

Our project to provide clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene for Zondoma province in northern Burkina Faso has been launched.

This project is funded by UK Aid from the British people.

It’s the first time we’ve partnered with the UK government and is a significant development in our own growth.And last but not least, with their #SmallCharitiesChallengeFund grants, Christian Engineers in Development and Transform Burkina will be improving the health of extremely vulnerable and rural communities with their water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Tharparkar, Pakistan and northern Burkina Faso.

To find out more about these projects or any of the other projects mentioned today, please visit the UK Aid Direct website bit.ly/2NqwlT1 or follow the organisations mentioned in these posts by clicking on their profile links.
#LeaveNoOneBehind #FCDO #smallcharitieschallengefund #WASH
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3 months ago
2020 was a good year for our agricultural project at Bethel School where students learn how to become farmers. 
Water comes from a solar powered pump attached to the on site well. The project costs £3,000 per year to run and each year 50 students graduate.
If you’d like to contribute towards this ( it only costs £60 per student for a one year training course ) then please get in touch with us. jonny@transformburkina.org.uk

2020 was a good year for our agricultural project at Bethel School where students learn how to become farmers.

Water comes from a solar powered pump attached to the on site well. The project costs £3,000 per year to run and each year 50 students graduate.

If you’d like to contribute towards this ( it only costs £60 per student for a one year training course ) then please get in touch with us. jonny@transformburkina.org.uk
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4 months ago
After a delayed start due to the pandemic, the Tailoring programme is now up and running aiming to train 40 students each year.
This costs £3,000 per year to run. If you’d like to contribute towards this then get in touch with us: jonny@transformburkina.org.uk

After a delayed start due to the pandemic, the Tailoring programme is now up and running aiming to train 40 students each year.

This costs £3,000 per year to run. If you’d like to contribute towards this then get in touch with us: jonny@transformburkina.org.uk
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