SEMAFO Foundation is currently engaged in developing and monitoring a number of projects.
From 2008 to 2019, SEMAFO Foundation invested several million dollars in the four areas of focus below:
Starting in the 2019-2020 year, we are shifting our focus towards income-generating projects and skill development by providing training in local trades. In doing so, we are helping to ensure that the villages surrounding SEMAFO mines continue to live in the best possible conditions even after closure of the mine. In collaboration with partners like Aflatoun, Job Booster and GERME training tools, we support the creation of new enterprises while sensitizing children to financial resource management through their social and financial education.
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The term « Agriculture and RGA » encompasses all revenue-generating activities that relate to agriculture and farming. Burkina Faso is a predominately agricultural country. The population pressure leads to competition for land that is more keenly felt in mining areas where land is already scarce. SEMAFO Foundation guides communities in increasing their agricultural production with […]
Over the past decades, Burkina Faso has made major strides with respect to education, from 60% of children being out of school in early 2000 to 70% of children now enrolled in primary schools. However, the escalation of attacks and threats of violence against schools, pupils and teachers has forced 2,000 schools in Burkina Faso […]
Through its community and production support, SEMAFO Foundation helps improve local working conditions by guiding the communities in generating income through participation in land fertilization, water, agricultural development, energy and micro-finance projects; this includes helping refugees or emergency-affected people. Firefighter Project Fresh-water borehole Project Material donations Microcredit Project Multifunctional Plateform Project (MFPP) Latrines and showers […]
The health sector in Burkina Faso continues to give cause for concern. Despite its willingness, the government cannot meet the basic needs of the population. The Foundation particularly directs its support to women and children, including the prevention of cervical cancer, support for women living with obstetrical fistula, raising awareness in schools on early pregnancy, […]
Burkina Faso : in activity SEMAFO Foundation, together with the DAIZ Burkina and Phare associations, wish to help prevent early and unwanted schoolgirl pregnancies, in addition to teaching the population about family planning and the HIV virus/AIDS. Improving young people’s sexual health and reducing young girls’ school drop-out rates are also central to this awareness-raising […]
Burkina Faso : in activity On June 16, 2019, the Foundation team visited Somona to see the nursery that had been set up by the 15 participants in the February training. The Foundation’s officials noted how the nursery had developed since it had received seeds, a wire fence and other necessary articles. In fact, they […]
Burkina Faso : en activité
Nos projets d’élevage :
– Élevage de lapins
– Élevage de porcs
– Élevage de poules pondeuses
– Embouche ovine
Burkina Faso : in activity Foundation SEMAFO was eager to guide the population of Bana in setting up a water-holding pond. This is a first-ever for the Foundation. The chosen method, which is called « Technologie Do-noh » and was conceived by Japanese geotechnical engineers, is known for using bags of earth, for its labour-intensive character and […]
Burkina Faso: in activity
The hygiene and fertilization section is a multisectoral sustainable development project, as it takes into account the aspects of sanitation, environment, productivity and social cohesion. Inspired by the successful experience of the KOASSANGA Association in the locality of Barkouytenga, this project was carried out for the displaced households of the Boungou mine in the Eastern region.
Burkina Faso : in activity
Since May 15, 2010, the SEMAFO Foundation has been helping people of the region of Balé and Mouhoun in the production and marketing of sesame. For various reasons, sesame prices vary enormously. The overall objective of the warrantage is to fight against poverty and food insecurity.