From 18 March until 2 May 2020, Tigoung Nonma was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Burkina Faso.
Worried for the future of its members, and the need to support them during this difficult period, TN sent COVID-19 projects to the UK charity LAFI Burkina and the organisations Friends of Burkina Faso and GlobalGiving.
Thanks to the goodwill of many, and to several activities led by TN, after the lockdown period and together with several of its partners, TN made a significant contribution to the improvement of food supplies and to the fight against COVID-19 among its members. TN received funding from Friends of Burkina Faso in relation to the prize it was awarded: the ‘Friends of Burkina Faso Award for Peace 2019’.
TN received funding from donors on GlobalGiving which has not yet been spent.
TN has been through a difficult time faced with the loss of two of its members.
Mobilisation of Internal Funds
Total amount received from Friends of Burkina Faso: $2000. This represents the donation given for the FBF Award for Peace 2019/2020.
Total amount received from LAFI Burkina : $1,302.51 and $410.87. This was for the fight against COVID 19 and the food crisis members are experiencing.
Amounts received from GlobalGiving:
Total amount received from GlobalGiving: $5,546.86
A total of 20 members had their photos taken for their professional artisan business cards. This service was offered by CABES.
Discussion on Inclusive Education
On 20 October 2020, TN held a discussion on inclusive education with TN’s members and the parents of pupils. This initiative was funded by Humanité et Inclusion who paid TN approximately $179.53.
The discussion was led by two TN members, Léonie and Issouf, who had themselves participated in a training workshop on inclusive education. The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness among parents and TN members of the vital need to advocate for the inclusion of disabled children within the education system. Those involved were helped to realise the importance of an inclusive education to enable young people living with a disability to thrive within society.
25 people joined this session.
The following organisations supported TN during the pandemic:
On 9 April 2020 TN received a pharmacy package from CABES with 10 masks, 1 container of disinfectant, a bundle of medication and a red cross bag.
ii. Seed for Hope
On 18 April TN received 2 containers of handwash, a container of disinfectant and 10 facemasks. This gesture meant that TN was able to support 15 of TN’s most vulnerable members.
iii. FENABF (Fédération Nationale des Artisans du Burkina Faso)
iv. ABIPA/CBM (Association Burkinabé pour Inclusion des Personnes Albinos)
Together, these donations were used to support the 12 members who came to have their professional artisan business cards made.
v. Aid & Save
vi. LAFI Burkina : (2nd lot of funding)
TN received approximately $414.21 from LAFI which permitted:
TN served food to members on the occasion of giving of these packages to members.
Indirect beneficiaries of the project
TN plans to:
We would like to give our sincere apologies for the delay in sending this report which was for reasons outside of our control.
Despite the difficult conditions across Burkina Faso and at TN (concerns for security and the Coronavirus pandemic) we remain determined to help our members to improve their lives and their socio-economic situation. To achieve this, we ask our members not to drop their guard at all as Covid-19 remains a serious threat; they must not become discouraged as they work for their daily bread.
We would like to thank all our partners, our donors on GobalGiving, our customers and, in particular, our ex-voluntary Team Leader, Alice McGonnell, and the members of Friends of Burkina Faso who continue to support us.
(All currency is an approximate conversion into US dollars from CFA).
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