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Paradise Orphanage Newsletter – September 2017

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Newsletter Highlights:

  • “Paradise Orphanage in Kaya, Burkina Faso is the home of 120 very happy children. They are being cared for by a local family Georges and Esther Sawadogo and their four young adult children. With no large corporate or government entity overseeing or funding this work the Sawadogo family has been caring for these children solely on donations from friends in the US, Canada and Germany since 2008. All funds donated go directly to the work at the orphanage except for a small Western Union transfer fee.”

Construction Progress of New Classrooms

Below are photos of the new classrooms including installations of the roof, windows and door. The wall of the old, small classroom was removed to make a larger classroom. Wiring has been installed in the classrooms the team has started putting cement on the walls.

For more photos from 2017, please visit the 2017 Photo Gallery.







Environmental Certificate and End of School Year Activities

The ministry in charge of national education and alphabetization with the ministry in charge of environment, of green economy and climate change have organized a competition at the national level about the management of plastics packages and waste in the primary schools. Our school has participated in that competition and has been awarded. The certificate appears in the gallery below as well as end of school year activities.

For more photos from 2017, please visit the 2017 Photo Gallery.








Stone by Stone – Building The Paradise Orphanage – June 2017 Newsletter

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Newsletter highlights include:

  • Indiegogo campaign
    We have launched our next Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to help raise the necessary funds for filming in Burkina Faso to meet the Sawadogos and the children of Paradise Orphanage…
  • Shipment to Burkina Faso
    We also foresee to visit in the fall the Ontario Christian Gleaners in Cambridge, Canada who have been sending their nourishing dehydrated soup to the orphanage…
  • Filming in Long Island, New York
    We are pleased to say we have completed two more days of filming…