"Access to good health should not depend on where you live."

- Victoria Beckham

"Only once you have carried your own water, will you learn the value of every drop."

- David Avocado Wolfe

"Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world."

- Nelson Mandela

At Konkourona Primary School, things look very different than they did two years ago. KAFO supported community efforts to build 3 new classrooms, an office, and housing for teachers. After bringing electricity to the school, we provided a monitor and laptops for each classroom.  Our goal is to improve the quality of the education so that every child graduating passes the annual Certificate of Primary and Elementary Studies (CEPE). 

KAFO plans to continue to support community efforts to improve education by:​

  • Providing each student all necessary learning materials and supplies

  • Renovating existing classrooms

  • Providing scholarships for education beyond primary school

  • Constructing a library

  • Constructing a middle school with housing for teachers

  • Supporting training for teachers

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Key to Success

Education

Education

Every Drop Counts

The climate in the village of Konkourona in Burkina Faso,  is sub-Saharan tropical, with two main seasons:  a rainy season from May or June until September, and a dry season from September through May or June. Temperatures range from approximately 82 to 108°F (28 to 42°C) during the day and dehydration is common. There is no sanitation available, so open-air defecation is practiced, which can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

In 2021, KAFO and Mami Siara Na brought running water to Konkourona. Villagers no longer need to collect water from crudely constructed wells for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing. Today, a 2500 gallon water tower pumps water from a well extending 200 feet underground. KAFO plans to install several pumps throughout the village. Latrines will be built to improve sanitation.

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Water/Sanitation

Every Drop Counts

The climate in the village of Konkourona in Burkina Faso, West Africa is tropical, with two main seasons:  a rainy season from May or June until September, and a dry season from September through May or June. Temperatures range from approximately 82 to 108°F (28 to 42°C) during the day and dehydration is common. There is no sanitation available, so open-air defecation is practiced, which can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

In 2021, KAFO and Mami Siara Na brought running water to Konkourona. Villagers no longer need to collect water from crudely constructed wells for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing. Today, a 2500 gallon water tower pumps water from a well extending 200 feet underground. KAFO plans to install several pumps throughout the village. Latrines will be built to improve sanitation.

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The climate in the village of Konkourona in Burkina Faso, West Africa is tropical, with two main seasons:  a rainy season from May or June until September, and a dry season from September through May or June. Temperatures range from approximately 82 to 108°F (28 to 42°C) during the day and dehydration is common. There is no sanitation available, so open-air defecation is practiced, which can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

In 2021, KAFO and Mami Siara Na brought running water to Konkourona. Villagers no longer need to collect water from  crudely constructed wells for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing. Today, a 2500 gallon water tower pumps water from a well extending 200 feet underground. KAFO plans to install several access points throughout the village. Latrines will be built to improve sanitation.

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Healthcare

Quality of Life

Traditional healing practices are used in Konkourona, Burkina Faso, in West Africa, but sometimes villagers need additional help. The nearest doctor or hospital is approximately 50 miles away from Konkourona. Many children die of preventable illnesses and adults have among the lowest life expectancies in the world, just 61 years. KAFO is now building a primary healthcare center to provide access to basic health services such as first aid, medicines and vaccines, and maternal care.

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Our Projects

At Konkourona Primary School, things look very different than they did two years ago. KAFO supported community efforts to build 3 new classrooms, an office, and housing for teachers. After bringing electricity to the school, we provided a monitor and laptops for each classroom.  Our goal is to improve the quality of the education so that every child graduating passes the annual Certificate of Primary and Elementary Studies (CEPE) 

KAFO plans to continue to support community efforts to improve education by:

 

  • Providing each student all necessary learning materials and supplies

  • Renovating existing classrooms

  • Providing scholarships for education beyond primary school

  • Constructing a pavilion for outdoor instruction

  • Constructing a library

  • Purchasing monitors for each classroom

  • Supporting training for teachers

..

Key to Success

Education

Education