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Support refugees in Bama

Since 2015, Burkina Faso like its neighbors Mali and Niger has been caught in a spiral of violence attributed to jihadist armed groups.
This conflict has left at least 2,000 dead and 1.4 million displaced out of a population of 21 million.
This insecurity and violence affect the entire Sahel region in the north of the country, directly impacting the lives of millions of people, forced to give up everything and flee so as not to die.

Goals

The city of Bama has been confronted for several months with the arrival of these displaced persons from the region of Titao. They are around 320 people, the majority of whom are children.
Without government aid, these displaced people are exorbitantly burdensome for the host families in the city of Bama.

What to do

Support through food aid (maize, rice, cowpeas and oil), mats and soap should be distributed to each of the families.
The distribution will be done in collaboration with the CDVC of Bama (Committee for Dialogue and Citizen Watch) which lists the new arrivals.
500 kg of rice, 1 ton of corn and 600 kg of cowpea (vegetable protein) represent around 35,000 meals. Or about 2 meals a day taking 3 months for 200 people.

Forecast budget 2 500 $

Fund-raising to date

31/01/2022

Donors

Advk --> 1000 €
Jean paul --> 100 €
Christophe --> 10 €
Isabelle --> 5 €
Sophie --> 5 €
Pascal --> 100 €
Gérard --> 200 €
Vincent --> 50 €
Edmond --> 50 €
Vanessa --> 5 €
Mylene --> 30 €
Marie José --> 15 €
Dorian --> 10 €
Bénédicte --> 50 €
Antoinette --> 50 €
Evelyne --> 24 €
Arnaud --> 20 €
Stanislas --> 20 €
Mustapha --> 20 €
Pascal --> 50 €
Genevieve --> 30 €
Marion --> 20 €
Serge --> 15 €
Theo --> 10 €
Donors

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School perimeter wall

n Burkina Faso, the school space is still, nowadays, most often open, and its delimitation is not materialized.
In rural areas, the crossing of the school grounds by individuals or livestock is frequent, whether during school hours or not provoking accidents and preventing the development of the school yard. For this reason, fencing is often one of the first demands of school principals or teachers.

Goals

Construction of an 800 m perimeter wall around the 3 primary schools with 1,500 students.
In order to limit costs and the environmental footprint, it was decided to build the brick wall of compressed and stabilized earth.
The brick is compressed with a manual press of the CINVA-RAM type designed by engineer Raul Ramirez in 1952 in Colombia. Stabilization with 3 to 5% cement increases the resistance of the blocks to compression, erosion and the harmful effects of water.
Land is an abundant and renewable local resource. Manual compression does not use fossil fuel (without cooking) and the small amount of cement used limits CO2 emissions.
On such a site, the use of earth bricks saves around 30 tonnes of CO2 (The equivalent of the annual emissions of 6.5 French people or those of 150 Burkinabés).

What to do

The press was built in France and transported in a container on site.
The test phase should start in January 2022 with the construction of a low wall before the start of the 2022 rainy season (April-May) to test the resistance of the bricks and the construction technique with this type of brick.
If the low wall test is conclusive, work on the perimeter wall of the schools should begin in early 2023.

Forecast budget 30 000 $

Fund-raising to date

January 2023

Donors

Donors

David --> 10 €
Elise --> 5 €
Farid --> 40 €
Valérie --> 50 €
Sandrine --> 5 €
Quentin --> 5 €
Loïc --> 40 €
Natacha --> 15 €
Marie José --> 20 €

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Public library

Enhance human capital development by education has a positive effect on economy, environnement protection, like health and nutrition. In this sense the Sub-Saharan African countries are constrained by the lowest literacy rates in the world. It's 30 % in Burkina Faso when it's 99 % in France.
This project is part in the goal n°4 OMD « By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood », also in the goal n°3 « Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages » and the goal n°15 « Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss ».

Goals

Even if the quantitative schooling coverage in Burkina Faso have improve significantly, with a schooling improving to 11 % in 1970 to 80 % in 2012, the quality of the educational resources (human and equipement) and the quality of education remains very weak.
ADVK was requested by the mayor of Bama to equip a multimedia room of 100 m2 in books, textbooks and computer equipments. The building housing this multimedia room for the youth of the town was funded by the Government of Burkina Faso.

What to do

The mayor of Bama and the ADVK will be in charge of the management of these facilities through a management committee comprising a representative of the municipality, a representative of the ADVK, a member of the teaching teams and a student representative.
About thirty cabinets, school furniture, 10 computer packages (CPU, screen, mouse keyboard) will be the subject of in-kind requests from companies or communities in the Occitanie region (in-kind contribution assessed at 10,000 $).
Books and textbooks will be collected from schools and libraries in the Albi region.
The hardware must be upgraded with the installation of the free operating system (Linux) and the purchase of 3G keys must allow users to connect to the internet.
Transport to Bama will be done with a container of 12 feet (30 m3) via a forwarder.
The installation of solar panels will allow to feed 6 air brewers during the day to facilitate the ventilation especially to preserve the computer equipment.

Forecast budget 19,000 $

Fund-raising to date

June 2020

Donors

Donors

David --> 10 €
Elise --> 5 €
Farid --> 40 €
Valérie --> 50 €
Sandrine --> 5 €
Quentin --> 5 €
Loïc --> 40 €
Natacha --> 15 €
Marie José --> 20 €

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