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 vaccination is good for 3 years.

The meningitis in Burkina Faso mainly comes with the dusty winds at time of Harmattan (this wind comes from the Sahara Desert). The same way the rains stopped very early, the Harmattan arrived early.

Line of new students waiting for the vaccination.

Solange giving the vaccine

Harvest at the farms

We harvested 2.000 kg of certified seeds of beans and 6.000 kg of certified seed of peanuts.

Truck with bags of peanuts

 

Sesame not yet prepared

Sidi 2 water well

We already reported on the realisation of a water well in the school of this village. Saturday, we went there with Odile to make the final check on the realisation.

It is incredible how access to water is important. The children of the school and their parents are so grateful that it is almost embarrassing. This is really rewarding and just makes us want to do more.

School children

Water well

Proverb of the week

« Un homme politique malhonnête est comme le cerf-volant : il est gonflé de vent, il se pare de belles couleurs pour séduire, et lorsqu’il vole il est en général manipulé par quelqu’un qui tire les ficelles ! » Daniel Confland

“A dishonest politician is like a kite: he is swollen with wind, he is adorned with beautiful colors to seduce, and when flying he is usually manipulated by someone who pulls the strings!” Daniel Confland

« Il y a beaucoup de gens dont la facilité de parler ne vient que de l’impuissance de se taire »  – Cyrano de Bergerac

« There are many people whose ability to speak comes only from the inability to keep quiet “- Cyrano de Bergerac

Have a good week,

Hervé