An initiative aimed at improving the well-being of children and families in a vulnerable community impresses local government
By Patrice Zongo, communications manager, Burkina Faso
Banogo, Burkina Faso is prone to droughts and floods, leading to food insecurity. So, it was gratifying to see our efforts to address these issues recently praised by the Governor of the Eastern region.
“We are satisfied by the great work being done in this area to support communities in building resilience. This experience should be duplicated in other villages,” said Col. Ousmane Traoré (above, left), governor of the Eastern Region, after visiting Banogo where Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is working with the World Food Programme and ChildFund Korea.
The changes in the community include addressing food shortages due to natural disasters. “We are initiating a school garden, which will not only provide food to improve the school canteen, but will also be a place where children will be learning how to garden,” affirmed Jeremie Ouangrawa, CCFC’s country director in Burkina Faso.
The governor was impressed with how the community is at the centre of planning new activities, along with local authorities, relevant partners, communities and beneficiaries.
To learn more about our work in Burkina Faso, visit ccfcburkinafaso.org.
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