Burkina Faso

Some achievements in Burkina Faso from 2009 to February 2018

* AEPS – Construction of a mini-water supply network: 1
* Libraries: 6
* Education – Construction of classrooms: 72
* Education – Refurbishment of classrooms: 34
* Extra-curricular activities: 100
* Specialised training: 112 students
* Freshwater Boreholes and wells: 37
* Hygiene and fertilisation – Construction of ECOSAN latrines: 169
* School gardens: 5
* School Kits : 87,434
* Solar Lamps – Schools: 6,971
* Solar Lamps – Villages: 1,000
* Showers and latrines: 128
* Hand-washing stations: 236
* Beekeeping project: 14 villages
* Sanitation project – establishment of a green brigade
* Poultry-raising project: 4
* Cereals Banks project: 4
* School Lunch Program: 14 students
* Sewing Centres project: 1
* Sheep-rearing project: 2
* Shea project: 2 (involves 8 villages)
* MFPs- Construction of multifunctional platform: 10
* Health – construction and renovation: 3
* Sesame – Grain Bank project: 8
* Sesame – number of villages: 61
* Solar – education: 28
* Solar – health: 26
* Desk-benches: 1,115
* Bicycles: 429

 

Year 2017-2018

Region of Boucle du Mouhoun

* Purchased equipment for 6 MFPs
* Purchased 6 tool bags for civil engineering graduate students
* Supported the 2nd pan-African Congress on Obstetric Fistula
* Supported 8 CEBs in the OSEP/C finals (Organization of sport and culture at primary school level) by donating 29 balls, 16 football shirts and refreshments
* Supported and trained up beekeepers in Dangouna
* Supported poultry project, constructed a henhouse à Dangouna (1,000 chicks, vaccinations, feed, and training of chicken farmers), purchased a tricycle for the center in Somona
* Sensitised young girls in 5 high schools on unwanted pregnancies and AIDS through the projection of videos
* Supported the shea butter project
* Supported the sesame project
* Constructed a grain bank in the village of Boundoukuy
* Constructed a fence for the Missakongo school garden and donated seeds
* Constructed 3 classrooms, an office and storeroom at Fobiri + 25 desk-benches
* Constructed 2 classrooms for Fobiri CEG + 25 desk-benches
* Constructed a school with 3 classrooms with an office and storeroom at Kiétou + 25 desk-benches
* Constructed 2 classrooms for the CEG in Wona
* Constructed 2 classrooms at Pompoï
* Constructed a CEG with 3 classrooms, an office and storeroom at Kongoba + 25 desk-benches
* Constructed a CEG with 2 classrooms at Dangouna
* Constructed a CEG with 2 classrooms at Pompoï
* Sunk 3 boreholes for the CEGs of Kiétou and Kongoba and for the village of Kienkuy
* Distributed 13,513 school kits and 2,211 solar lamps
* Supplied food to 14 school canteens
* Awarded bicycles (109) to deserving or needy students
* Donated food supplies to the women in Wona and Yona for Woman’s Day (a SEMAFO donation)
* Donated teaching material for the autistic children in EPSA center (École pour Personnes en Situation d’Autisme)
* Supplied food to RAMA Foundation
* Solar electrification of the CSPS and CEG in Fobiri
* Crochet lessons in Boromo
* Installed a solar energy pump and piping in the Fobiri garden
* Installed 4 wells in the Fobiri market garden
* Clean-up day at Wona with distribution of 300 T-shirts, gloves, masks, rakes and wheelbarrows
* Conducted a mobilisation and awareness-raising campaign in the commune of Yaho on screening for cervical cancer

Est Region

* Purchased sewing material for training purposes
* Supported the beekeeping project through purchase of beekeeping material
* Supported the poultry project: construction of 2 chicken coops in Boungou and Natongou (1,000 chicks, food and veterinary products, in addition to training)
* Supported the sewing project by providing training and material
* Supported the sheep-rearing project by donation of 30 sheep, food and veterinary products in addition to training
* Supported the motorcycle mechanics training project, 7 graduates
* Supported the soap-making project through training and donation of material
* Supported the sesame project
* Supported the  Partiaga CEB in the OSEP finals by donating 11 balls, 8 football shirts and refreshments
* Constructed a school with 3 classrooms, a storeroom, an office and 4 latrines at Boungou
* Sunk 2 boreholes for the villages of Tawori and Natongou
* Constructed a classroom at Takonlibangou
* Provided the school of Tawori with 35 desk-benches
* Gave 8 bicycles to deserving or needy students
* Distributed 717 school kits and 86 solar lamps in Boungou, Kodjini, Natongou and Tawori
* Provided the Boungou school with 25 hand-washing stations
* Trained households in the use of by-products from the ECOSAN latrine field-schools for soil fertilisation
* Enrolled 5 students in 2-year study programs at a polytechnic college: 2 in electricity and 3 in welding
* Supported 5 electricity/welding students through the purchase of protective shoes
* Renovated the CSPS in Kalbouli

Year 2016-2017

Region of Boucle du Mouhoun

* Purchase of an alternator and a voltage regulator for the MFP of Bissa
* Purchase of 60 hand-washing stations
* Support for the beekeeping project
* Support for the child autism project through the purchase of teaching materials
* Support for the shea butter project by the TFO Canada Mission
* Support for the sesame project with awards and producer support
* Support for the cervical cancer project
* Construction of phase 2 of the Wona water supply network and 3 tap stands
* Construction of 2 classrooms in Blé
* Construction of a block of 4 latrines for the CEG of Kienséré
* Construction of 2 classrooms for the CEG of Datomo
* Construction of 2 classrooms for the CEG of Kona
* Construction of a grain bank in Wona and purchase of 30 pallets.
* Construction of 2 grain banks: Kéra and Lah
* Construction of 6 fresh water boreholes
* Construction of 11 blocks of 4 latrines and one block of 2 latrines
* Distribution of 12,376 school kits and 1,498 solar lamps
* Distribution of donations
* Extension of the Fobiri vegetable garden by one hectare
* Manufacture of 200 desk-benches for the schools of Kienséré, Missakongo, Sio and Somona
* Installation of solar panels in the CEG of Kienséré
* Renovation of 3 classrooms with office and store at the Bossien school
* Support for the poultry-raising project
* Supply of food to school canteens
* Supply of food to RAMA Foundation
* Sanitation project
* Beekeeping project
* Distribution of 86 bicycles
* Support for the OSEP finals held in 6 CEBs

Est Region
* Purchase of 30 desk-benches for the school of Tawori
* Purchase of 60 skids for the grain banks in Natongou and Boungou
* Construction of grain banks in Boungou and in Natongou
* Construction of a sewing center and training of beneficiaries in Boungou
* Construction of a grain bank in Boungou
* Sinking a freshwater borehole for the school of Tawori
* French and adult literacy classes (100 hours for 30 people)
* Distribution of 583 school kits and 83 solar lamps
* Distribution of donations
* Donation of a printer
* Training provided in the manufacture of laterite clay bricks (60 people)
* Training provided in motorcycle mechanics for 7 beneficiaries
* Installation of ECOSAN latrines and training classes in same
* Beekeeping project: purchased 10 hives with metal supports
* Sesame project: initiation of the project in the area, meeting with sesame consultant, distribution of certified seeds in villages and set up group
* Donation of a prize for the tree fence at Boungou school
* Support for the OSEP / C final of the Partiaga CEB
* Assistance to enable beneficiaries of the ECOSAN latrines to pay a study visit to Barkouytenga on the topic of land fertilization

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 for 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 within 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 for the beekeeping project
* Support school canteens in Wona and Bana
* MMS Support Foundation for the Obstetric Fistula Project
* * Support for the inter-CEG football final
* Support OSEP football finals at 5 CEBs
* Purchase of outfits for the green brigade for sanitation project’s green brigade
* Construction of two water wells in Bana and in Tounou
* Construction of a school with 3 classerooms in Sio with a shop and office
* Annual Support for the project SOGOB project 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 of 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
* “The Big Little Caravan of Joy” project
* Making of 9 giant slates
* Support for Rama Foundation in the construction of a well
* Support for the purchase of birth certificates to Wakaras, Yona, Zina and Dangouna villages
* Allotment of Kona, Bana and Wona villages
* Purchase of sand for MFP Yona
* Shea project – Shea Mill- Inauguration of the extension.
* Support for the sesame project
* Repair of the Bana school well
* Support for school canteens
* Purchase of sand and transportation for the OSAO school
* 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 bales, 12 sickles and 60 sheep of the Bali-Bali breed for sheep-farming project
* Installation of solar panels in 6 schools and in 16 teachers’ homes
* Purchase of materials for the multifunctional platform at Yona
* Support and implementation of school gardens
* Drilling of a well and pump tests for CEG Bana
* Construction and electrification of a microscope laboratory at the University of Ouagadougou
* Solar electrification and fan for the house of the principal of the Wona B School
* Reconditioning of barrel bins for the village of Wona
* Support for a master’s degree in geology at the University of Chicoutimi
* Establishment of the beekeeping project. Training for 15 producers, making 45 hives and material donations
* Support for sports through the purchase of football jerseys and balls
* Purchase of portable solar lamps S10-D. lights for CM2 students
* Purchase and installation of 39 bikes
* Support for a master’s program in geology at the University of Chicoutimi

Year 2011-2012

* Shipment of 1,675 boxes containing 188,839 sundry items (books, clothes, medical supplies etc.)
* Support, meeting and training for sesame production project
* Support for school canteens
* Project PACOGES
* Support for shea project – ECOCERT inspection and certification for shea butter
* Support for a master’s degree in geology at the University of Chicoutimi
* Support for Rama Foundation
* Renovation of 5 primary schools and 2 CEGs
* Fire training project for Ouagadougou fire department
* Purchase of chairs and desks for primary schools at Wona B, Dangouna, Fofina-Bissa and CEG Wona
* Support for cultural and sporting activities at CEB Kona, Safané Department, Yaho Pompoï and CEG Bana, Kona Pompoï
* Purchase of a tricycle for women in Yona
* Male gardening project in Yona and purchase of agricultural materials (seeds and tools)
* Purchase of 50 wash basins for 15 schools
* Purchasing posts for football nets for 4 CEGs
* 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, 3,000 sets of dough, 3,000 jump ropes and 1,500 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 in ambulances at Bana
* Supply and installation of solar photovoltaic panels in 5 CSPS (health centers)
* Remediation project in Wona village
* Training on savings and credit to 15 villages
* Construction of a school with 3 classrooms in Fofina-Bissa, a school with 6 classrooms, a warehouse, office, latrines and housing in Dangouna, and a school of 3 classrooms 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 CEBs in the organization of football tournaments
* Sponsor of the year-end closing of School B at Wona
* Support for the prevention of cervical cancer
* Purchase of a bike to transport volunteers
* Purchase of a truck with which to transport 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) at Dangouna health center
* Repair of well in Kona
* Sinking 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 SEMAFO Foundation Football Tournament involving 20 primary schools within 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 in schools in Bana, Wona, Dangouna and the maternity of Wona
* Construction of a building for the multifunctional platform of Dangouna
* Support for a national geologist in Master’s degree studies at the University of Chicoutimi
* Support for women in Yona in obtaining organic certification and purchase of organic almonds
* Purchase of equipment for the Bana CEG library
* Support for a 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, SEMAFO Foundation focused on the distribution of material gifts.

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

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