Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

The mission of FBF is to promote good will, cross-cultural understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Burkina Faso; to support grass-roots development projects in Burkina Faso; and to enrich lives of the citizens in both countries. Its Projects Committee serves as a vehicle to facilitate the organization's support of development activities. The Committee evaluates proposals, selects projects, monitors activities, and informs members about project developments.

Babita Ouedraogo with her grandmother and her lamb

Babita Ouedraogo with her grandmother and her lamb
Bibata Ouedraogo at home in the village of Bissegaye with her grandmother and her lamb which her parents will care for and sell in order to pay for next year’s school expenses. Bibata is doing extremely well in school. She and her family are very grateful for the support of GlobalGiving donors whose initial gift of school materials and a lamb have enabled her to begin her education. The yearly sale of a lamb and purchase of a new one will pay for Bibata’s school expenses through secondary school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Primary school girls with parents and lambs in Kol

Primary school girls with parents and lambs in Kol
Proud school girls in the village of Kolkom pose with their fathers and their lambs at the beginning of the school year. (view small | med | large | orig)

Primary school girls pose with their parents and l

Primary school girls pose with their parents and l
Young school girls in the village of Aorema pose with their parents and their lambs at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. NEEED's assistance with the purchase of the lambs, and the girls' parents' participation in raising, selling and purchasing of new lambs each year will enable the girls to complete 10 years of school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Young girls at NEEED's 2007-08 ceremonies

Young girls at NEEED's 2007-08 ceremonies
Young girls line up to receive school materials at NEEED ceremonies at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. They are wearing T-shirts and skirts provided by NEEED. They will also receive classroom materials, a small backpack, a lamp and a lamb to raise and sell in order to support future years' schooling. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls examine their school materials.

Girls examine their school materials.
Young girls examine the school materials they received from NEEED at ceremonies at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. From the initial support which enables them to enter school, the girls' parents raise and sell their daughters' lambs each year to enable them to continue their studies through 10 years of school. (view small | med | large | orig)
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