Burkina Faso

Year 2015-2016

* Shipped 546 boxes containing 388, 214 items (books, clothes, medical items etc.)

Region of Boucle du Mouhoun
* Purchased equipment for the shea butter centre such as buckets, sheeting, footwear, etc.
* Purchased food supplies for RAMA Foundation
* Purchased food supplies for 4 school canteens
* Purchased school and IT supplies for autistic children
* Purchased 10 sets of football shirts and 15 balls for the OSEP managing the Boromo and Dédougou schools
* Purchased 40 hand-washing stations for 5 schools
* Purchased 84 bicycles
* Provided training and small equipment for the 10 multifunctional platforms already set up
* Built 5 blocks of 4 latrines for schools in Blé, Lah, Kongoba , Tah and Yoana
* Built 2 grain banks for the sesame project in Yaho and Wakara
* Built a school in Missakongo and a freshwater borehole
* Built a CEG in Fobiri
* Provided a freezer for the multifunctional platform project in Bissa
* Distributed 1,300 solar lamps for school kits
* Distributed school kits
* Applied larvicide at Wona (partnership with Saphyto)
* Sunk freshwater boreholes in Blé and Pani and for the CEG in Fobiri
* Trained the APE/AME of 8 schools
* Enrolled 6 students in civil engineering and 1 at the polytechnical school
* Erected a chain link fence around the CSPS in Wona
* Delivered sand for construction of the CEG in Mana
* Installed a freshwater borehole in the CEG in Datomo
* Launched a poultry-raising project by building a chicken coop and providing 1,000 chicks, production items, meal, vaccinations and training
* Installed a mini-water supply network with 2 tap stands in the commune of Wona
* Repaired and renovated a cabin for the Green Brigade of the sanitation project
* Supported the beekeeping project
* Supported the market gardening project
* Supported the shea butter project
* Supported the sesame project
* To support the OSEP, purchased 18 sets of soccer shirts including shorts with logos, 27 balls and refreshments

Est Region
* Built a block of 4 latrines and 2 showers for the CRS in Diapaga
* Sunk a freshwater borehole in Natongou
* Built a school in Tawori with 3 classrooms and a block of 4 latrines
* Built a grain bank in Boungou and a grain credit bank in Natongou
* Distributed donations of clothes and items for crochet, sporting activities etc. in Boungou, Tawori and Natongou
* Donated 8 bicycles to the bicycle project
* Offered a set of 18 adult football shirts with shorts including bibs
* Provided crochet lessons to the women of Boungou
* Raised awareness in Boungou about the dangers posed by cyanure and mercury in artisanal mining and provided protective equipment
* Supported the sesame project
* Supported the OSEP final at Partiaga

Year 2014-2015

* Shipment of 588 boxes containing 107 516 different items
* Construction of a 4-classe school for the CEGs of Wona
* Construction of a block of 4 latrines for the school of Sio
* Normalisation of the school of Sio to 6 classrooms
* Construction of a primary school in Fobiri
* Registration of 6 students in civil engineering at the Polytechnic of Faso
* Food supplies for school canteens
* Making of 60 tables and benches for the 50th anniversary the Wona A school and the 30th anniversary of Fobiri’s school
* Purchase of 61 hand-washing facilities and 6 water carts for 18 schools
* Purchase of 15 football balls
* Support for the OSEP football finals at 5 CEBs (Bana, Yaho, Kona, Pompoï and Safané)
* Purchase of material for the nursery garden of the school of Fobiri
* Purchase and distribution of 8,097 school kits
* Caravan of Hope Project
* Support for the Sesame project and purchase of prizes for producers
* Training for AME/APE/COGES trainers
* Refurbishment of storage facilities and training for the Sesame Project of Kona
* Purchase of IT hardware for autistic children
* Community Vegetable Garden Project in Fobiri
* Support for the Shea Project and purchase of cattle for the biogas project
* Repair of the old Dangouna school for the Beekeeping Project
* Support to the Beekeeping Project and purchase of 15 hives
* Construction of 2 latrines and a shower for the CSPS and the maternity centre at Wona
* Repair of a nurse’s home at the CSPS of Dangouna
* Support for the prevention of cervical cancer
* Donation of 9 mattresses and food supplies to the RAMA Foundation
* Creation of 3 water wells at Bana, Tounou and Sio
* Renovation of the CSPS of Wona buildings
* Support for the MMS Foundation (Obstetric Fistula Project)
* Construction of 3 MFPs in Zina, Bissa and Sio
* Purchase of 60 bicycles with basket

Year 2013-2014

* Shipments of 2,475 boxes containing 408,894 different items (books, clothes, medical supplies, etc.)
* Purchase of 200 portable solar lamps S10-D.light for students CM2
* Purchase of 60 bags of 50 kg of cotton cakes for Sheep Project in Wona
* Support for the production of sesame
* Support Shea Butter Project
* University Registration Fee for 1 student
* Purchase and distribution of 2,934 school kits
* Purchase of materials for MFPP of Konkoliko
* Registration fees to the Polytechnic for 6 students in the 2nd year civil engineering
* Purchase of 1000 solar lamps Awango S300 to the population
* Repair of a cryosurgical device for the Cervical Cancer Project
* Financial support for the Day of Consultation for the state for NGOs
* Weaving Training and purchase of hooks and scissors for Sanitation Project
* Purchase of ladders for solar panel installations in 8 schools
* Training in RAMA Foundation for the manufacture of soap detergents, toilet and ointments
* Support for children with autism
* Support for SMC in Wona and Bana
* Transforming of barrels into garbage containers for Sanitation Project
* Support to the Beekeeping Project
* Support school canteens in Wona and Bana
* MMS Support Foundation for the Obstetric Fistula Project
* Football finals support inter CEG
* Support OSEP football finals at 5 CEB
* Purchase of outfits for the green brigade for Sanitation Project
* Construction of two water wells in Bana and Tounou
* Construction of a 3 classes school in Sio with shop and office
* Annual Support for the project SOGOB for Cervical Cancer
* Construction of a MFPP in Koana
* Purchase of 54 bikes
* Manufacture of 2 ladders for schools at Wona A and B

Year 2012-2013

* Shipments 1903 boxes containing 241 588 items (books, clothes, medical supplies. etc.)
* Making of 200 tables and benches for the CEG Wona
* Training of librarians and purchase of stationery for the 2 libraries in Yaho and Ouarkoye
* Registration of 6 students in Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic of Faso
* Purchase and distribution of 9,250 school kits
* Project “Big Little Caravan of Joy”
* Making of 9 giant slate
* Support for Rama Foundation and construction of a well
* Support for the purchase of birth certificates to Wakaras, Yona, Zina and Dangouna
* Allotment of Kona, Bana and Wona villages
* Purchase of sand for MFP Yona
* Project Support Shea –Shea Mill- Inauguration of the extension.
* Support to the Sesame project
* Repair of well at Bana school
* Support for school canteens
* Purchase of sand and transportation for school OSAO
* Construction of a waste sorting center in Wona
* Making of 10 shelves, 5 cabinets, 28 chairs, 13 offices and 6 tables for CEG Wona
* Purchase of hooks for weaving milk bags
* Drilling of 9 water wells
* School supplies for 6 students in Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic of Faso
* Purchase of 12 balers, 12 sickles and 60 sheep of Bali-Bali breed for Sheep Project
* Installation of solar panels to 6 schools and 16 teachers housing
* Purchase of materials for the multifunctional platform Yona
* Support and implementation of school gardens
* Drilling of well and pump tests of CEG Bana
* Construction and electrification of a microscope laboratory at the University of Ouagadougou
* Solar Electrification and fan for housing the director of the Wona B School
* Reconditioning of barrel bins for the village of Wona
* Support for training of a geologist to a master’s degree at the University of Chicoutimi
* Establishment of the beekeeping project. Training for 15 producers, making of 45 hives and Donations of material
* Support to sports with purchase of football jerseys and balls
* Purchase of portable solar lamps S10-D.light for students CM2
* Purchase and installation of 39 bikes
* Support for the master’s program in geology at the University of Chicoutimi

Year 2011-2012

* Shipments of 1,675 boxes containing 188,839 different items (books, clothes, medical supplies etc.)
* Support, meeting and training for sesame production project
* Support for school canteens
* Project PACOGES
* Support Shea Project – Inspection and certification ECOCERT for shea butter
* Support for the master’s degree in geology at the University of Chicoutimi
* Support for Rama Foundation
* Rehabilitation of 5 primary schools and 2 CEG
* Fire Training Project Ouagadougou fire department
* Purchase of chairs and desks for primary schools at Wona B, Dangouna, Fofina-Bissa and CEG Wona
* Support for cultural and sports activities of CEB Kona, Safané Department, and Yaho Pompoï and CEG Bana, Kona Pompoï
* Purchase of a tricycle for women Yona
* Gardens for men project in Yona and purchase of agricultural materials (seeds and tools)
* Purchase of 50 Washbasins to 15 schools
* Purchasing and football net poles for 4 CEG
* Making of 300 tables and benches for 8 schools
* Construction of housing in Yona
* Repair of a well at Wona
* Distribution of 7,500 school kits, 5,800 sets of marbles, 3000 sets of dough, 3000 jump ropes and 1500 notebooks
* Construction of CEG Wona and salaries for 4 teachers
* Construction of 3 drinking water wells with superstructures and Volanta pumps
* Installation of medical equipment, beds, paint and lights to ambulances in Bana
* Supply and installation of solar photovoltaic in 5 CSPS (Health Center)
* Remediation Project in Wona Village
* Training on savings and credit to 15 villages
* Construction of a school of 3 classes in Fofina-Bissa, a school with 6 classes and a warehouse, office, latrines and housing in Dangouna and a school of 3 classes at Wona B
* Purchase of a tricycle for the Here-Djigui Association (support for people with AIDS) in Dédougou
* Support for the master’s program in geology at the University of Chicoutimi

Year 2010-2011

* Shipments of 2,321 boxes containing 118,065 different items (books, clothes, etc.)
* Support for school canteens
* Construction of a hangar for school canteens
* Launch and Training of the Sesame Production Project at Pompoï
* Purchase of 100-table benches for schools in the town of Bana
* Construction of a shea butter processing unit and purchase of equipment for the soap conversion unit
* Support for 3 CEB for the organization of football tournaments
* Support as a sponsor of the year-end closing of School B at Wona
* Support for the prevention of cervical cancer
* Purchase of a bike for volunteers transportation
* Purchase of a truck to transport the donations and employees
* Purchase of aggregates for construction of a school in Bana
* Fitting of 7 schools (desks, shelves, cabinets, table benches, chairs, garbage cans, giant slate, medicine, etc.
* Financial support for infrastructure (drug depot and latrines Dangouna health center
* Repair of well in Kona
* Creation of 4 water wells at Wona B schools and Fofina / Bissa and villages of Bana and Wona
* Mission and training in Ouagadougou, Montreal, Toronto and New York related to the shea industry for 8 cooperatives
* Establishment of the first Fondation SEMAFO Football Tournament involving 20 primary schools in the CEB of Yaho
* Support for ACED (Association for the cause of children in difficulty) and SUKA Foundation (assistance to women and children)
* Travel expenses for the operation of 7 fistulated women of Boromo
* Creation of 4 water wells at the Wona B schools and Fofina / Bissa and villages of Bana and Wona
* Purchase and distribution of 7,000 school kits
* Purchase and installation of solar panels for schools in Bana, Wona Dangouna and the maternity of Wona
* Construction of a building for the multifunctional platform of Dangouna
* Support for training of a national geologist towards a Master’s degree at the University of Chicoutimi
* Support to women in Yona to obtain organic certification and purchase of organic almonds
* Purchase of equipment for the library CEG Bana
* Support for the master’s program in geology at the University of Chicoutimi

Year 2009-2010

* Distribution of 1,748 boxes of various items (books, clothes, etc.)
* Construction of a school with 3 classrooms
* Implementation of 2 school canteens
* Correspondence Project with schools in Québec
* Training support for seamstresses
* Training support for carpenters
* Repairing the roof on the Women’s House
* Support for extracurricular activities, and sponsorship of the local football tournament
* Construction of latrines for the health center
* Drilling of 4 wells

Year 2008-2009

In its first months of operation, the SEMAFO Foundation focused on the distribution of material gifts.

549 boxes of various items (books, clothes, etc…) were shipped to villages in the community of the Mouhoun Province : Bana, Dangouna, Kona, Yona et Wona, Bisa, Blé, Dangouna, Fobiri, Fofina, Kona, Mana, Sienkoro, Wona, Yona and Zina, also in the village of Gourcy

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