Blogs

News from Burkina

[:nl]4 February 2018 The first week of this trip was with cool nights and little dust in the air. This past week dust is back and temperatures are not decreasing at night as for the first week. News from Burkina On the education front, the unions and the government...

Situation of education in Burkina 

[:nl]28 January 2018 First, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy 2018. I have been back in Burkina since a week. Situation of education in Burkina  I already mentioned in previous blogs that there were a lot of strikes in December from teachers for all...

December not a month for studying in Burkina

[:nl]17 December 2017 This is the last blog for 2017. We will go back to The Netherlands this coming Wednesday to be with the family for Christmas.           December not a month for studying in Burkina The month of December is not a very...

Beekeeping

[:nl]10 December 2017 We are coming towards the end of this trip. We will go back to NL on December 20th. In the meantime, Eugénie has returned to Burkina. The container we sent at the end of September has arrived. She is in charge of sorting out the second hand...

Meningitis vaccination at the LAP

[:nl]12 november 2017 At this time of the year, it is not unusual to encounter large herds of cows. They are moving in search of food. Meningitis vaccination at the LAP In 2012, we lost a student to meningitis. Since then we vaccinate students each year. The...

Poor harvest 2017

[:nl]5 November 2017 I am writing this blog from the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Eugénie is on her way to the USA / Tijuana (Mexico) to accompany to Claire (daughter) who is undergoing further treatment in a hospital for her cancer. I am sure that many of...

Water well at the school of Sidi

[:nl]29 October 2017 The grass is already dry, the consequence of a very short rainy season. This means that early bush fires can be expected. Meeting of the parents at the LAP Last Saturday, we had a meeting with the parents at the LAP. Each of the 12 villages where...

Political situation

[:nl]22 October 2017 Eugénie and I are back in Burkina Faso since one week. Eugénie had expected to see our house all repainted inside. Well it was not, and it required her a lot of energy in this first week to make the house ready for 3 Dutch guests who arrived on...

Situation in Burkina

[:nl]27 August 2017 Situation in Burkina After the terrorist attack at the beginning of our trip, things are rather calm here. It is still do not known which organization is behind the attack. They have just posted some robot portraits of the 2 terrorists who got...

Relation between Burkina and the Jihadists

[:nl]20 August 2017 Eugenie and I are back in Burkina Faso for 2 weeks. Eugenie immediately got busy with painting in our house and working with the workshop making the kits of protection for girls and women. Relation between Burkina and the Jihadists We were in the...

Consultants

[:nl]16 July 2017 And another trip has ended, I am now back in The Netherlands. This last week was mainly to tie up things around the office and for the LAP. Consultants, consultants, consultants!!!! I have already mentioned in a previous blog that consultants are a...

Entry test to the LAP

[:nl]09 July 2017 So, all our visitors left last weekend. They all got home safely. I hope that their visit was memorable which will  motivate them to promote our work around them. UNFPA We had the surprise of a visit at our office of 30 people from an agency of the...

Nursery schools

[:nl]02 July 2017 It was a very busy week with 5 visitors. One coming from The Netherlands (Joop) and four from France from the association A Petits Pas (Didier, Marie Paule, Christophe and Sonia). A Petits Pas A Petits Pas is a French association who has been...

Some results of the students we sponsor

[:nl]25 June 2017 So I am back in Burkina since about 10 days. Eugénie stayed in The Netherlands to be with Claire (daughter) who needed surgery. It is the beginning of the rainy season and the country side has changed completely with fields being prepared or already...

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