Technical/Vocational Students – Back to School

The five boys are back to school!

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Technical/Vocational Students – Back at the Paradise Orphanage

The five boys are back at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Technical/Vocational Students – Training in Ouagadougou

Georges and Esther visited the boys studying at the Vocational/Technical School in Ouagadougou.

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French School Workbooks Received from Montreal

A series of French school workbooks collected by the Montreal Book Project was sent to Burkina Faso to an elementary school.

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Flashback – 2019 Christmas Celebration Uniforms

Reminiscing back to last Christmas when the girls wore their Christmas Celebration uniforms.

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High School Construction – Second Floor Installation

The construction of the high school is coming along nicely. The second floor is in the process of being installed.

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High School Construction – Pouring Concrete for the First Floor

Setting the foundation for future learning!

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High School Construction – Iron Work

The team is making great progress on the high school!

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2020 Primary School and High School Graduates

Congratulations to the primary school and high school graduating class of 2020!

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2020 High School Graduates

Congratulations to the high school graduating class of 2020!

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32 Bins of Clothing Have Arrived!

Grateful for the clothing for the children!

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Clothing and Shoes Received!

Clothing and shoes received from Montreal!

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19 Bins of Clothing Have Arrived!

Wow! Clothing has arrived at the Paradise Orphanage!

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Progress Update: High School Construction (June 2020)

Making progress! Check out the latest in the high school construction.

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Clothing for the Refugees in Kaya

Clothing (e.g., dresses sewn on Long Island) being shipped out of Montreal for the refugees in Kaya.

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Progress Update: High School Construction (March 2020)

Video update! The high school construction is taking shape!

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Progress Update: High School Construction (January 2020)

More on the high school construction!

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2019 Christmas Celebration at the Paradise Orphanage

Jesus is born! Here are some photos from the Christmas celebration at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Medical Team at the Paradise Orphanage

A medical team visited the Paradise Orphanage to provide basic medical services to the children.

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Wedding of Charles Sawadogo, CFO of the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos from the wedding of Wedding of Charles Sawadogo, CFO of the Paradise Orphanage.

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First Day of Class at the Primary School

Below are photos from the first day of class at the Primary School.

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High School Construction Progress Update (July 2019)

Below are photos of progress from the high school construction.

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Refugee Families at the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos of the refugee families at the Paradise Orphanage.

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High School Construction Progress Update (May 2019)

Below are photos and videos of progress from the high school construction.

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Kaya’s Kids Chess Program

The Impact Coaching Network (ICN), based in New York City, is thrilled to introduce the Kaya’s Kids chess program in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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New Clothing from Canada

Below are photos and videos from when new clothing arrived from Canada on Feb 16, 2019. The clothing was sent by Carla and Len.

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High School Construction (Feb 2019)

Below are a photo and videos from the high school construction on Feb 3, 2019.

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2018 History and Milestones

Please take a look at our History and Milestones from 2018.

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A Shipment From Canada

Below are photos from A Shipment From Canada on Jan 24, 2019. This was made possible by Len and Carla.

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Christmas Party at the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos and videos from the Christmas Party at the Paradise Orphanage on Jan 12, 2019.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: Documentary Highlights

Below are photos related to the documentary that took place at the 10th Anniversary Celebration.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/18/2018

Below are photos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 18, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/15/2018

Below are photos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 15, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/14/2018

Below are photos and videos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 14, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/13/2018

Below are videos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 13, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/11/2018

Below is a photo from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 11, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/9/2018

Below are photos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 9, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/8/2018

Below is a photo from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 8, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/6/2018

Below are videos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 6, 2018.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: 12/4/2018

Below is a photo and videos from the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Paradise Orphanage on Dec 4, 2018.

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Students Using the New Computer Lab

Below are photos of students using the new computer lab.

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Computer Lab Completed

Below are photos of the new computer lab.

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Filming at the Ontario Christian Gleaners

A letter from Fran & Howie…

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Computers Arrived at the Orphanage

A letter from Charles…

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Charles Sawadogo Attends Educators’ Conference in Ghana

Charles Sawadogo attended the Yale Young African Scholars conference held in Ghana in mid-August 2018.

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A Boy Returned to God

A letter from Charles…

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Construction and Having Fun at the Paradise Orphanage!

Here are photos and a video of the children working on a construction project and having fun at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Celebrating Christmas Video from Charles

Charles Sawadogo sent a video of the children celebrating Christmas at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Celebrating Christmas Message and Photos

Here is a message from Charles Sawadogo along with photos of children celebrating Christmas at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Esther and Georges Try on Aprons

Esther and George try on aprons brought by the documentary film team.

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2017 Christmas Campaign: Comfort and Joy!

Bring the joy of comfort this holiday season to a child at Paradise Orphanage in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Well Deserved Rest for the Parents of 120 Kids!

This photo captures a rare moment when Esther and George actually were just relaxing at the orphanage on a Sunday.

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Children with Their New Dresses and Shorts from Long Island Quilts for Kids

Below are photos of children with their new dresses and shorts from Long Island Quilts for Kids at the Paradise Orphanage!

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Back to School at the Paradise Orphanage!

Below are photos of the children starting the new school year at the Paradise Orphanage!

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Paradise Orphanage Newsletter – September 2017

Check out our latest Newsletter…

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Video Update from Charles Sawadogo

A message from Charles…

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Construction Progress of New Classrooms

Below are photos of the new classrooms including installations of the roof, windows and door.

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Additional Work on the Wall Construction

Photos below include additional work on the wall construction!

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Environmental Certificate and End of School Year Activities

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.

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Wall Construction Progressing Well!

Photos below include the wall construction!

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Future High School Wall Construction is Underway!

Photos below include construction of the wall for the future high school!

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Children Dancing at the Paradise Orphanage

Dance and be joyous!

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Beautiful Handmade Shorts for the Children

This photo is of Corinne Franco and Howard Makofsky, the founder of Kaya’s Kids, Inc. Corrine has graciously produced beautiful shorts for the children at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Construction Projects Moving Forward

Photos below include assembly of bed frames, the construction of the extra classroom for the school, and sand and gravel placed on new land for the construction of a store.

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Girls Working With a Loom at the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos of girls working with a loom at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Arrival of Mattresses at the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos of the arrival of mattresses at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Little Boy Falls Asleep During Papa Georges’ Sermon

Cute!

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Rejoicing Day at the Paradise Orphanage: Truck Delivered

Below are photos of the first automobile delivered to the Paradise Orphanage.

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Automobile Delivered to Burkina Faso

Below is a photo of the automobile delivered to Burkina Faso and is on the way to the Paradise Orphanage.

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2016 Christmas Celebration at the Paradise Orphanage

Below are photos of the 2016 Christmas Celebration at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Christmas Campaign: Comfort and Joy!

Bring the joy of comfort this holiday season to a child at Paradise Orphanage in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Students at the High School and Primary School

Below are photos of students at the Paradise Orphanage High School and Primary School.

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First Automobile for the Paradise Orphanage

Scott Paskiewicz, from Eastport Bible Church on Long Island, standing next to our newly purchased 2011 Ford F-150 truck.

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Update from Charles Sawadogo

A message from Charles…

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New Moped to Be Used for Errands, Emergencies and General Mobility

We are happy to report that the new moped for the orphanage has been purchased with the donation portion of our Indiegogo campaign this summer.

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Newsletter – Summer 2016

Newsletter Highlights: This year, 70 of the 120 children are off to the local High School.

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Stone by Stone in Advocate: Documentary filming benefit concert for African orphanage

Andrew Wagstaff of Amherst Citizen-Record wrote an article entitled, “Stone by Stone in Advocate: Documentary filming benefit concert for African orphanage”.

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Benefit Concert on 8/5/2016 in Advocate Harbour, Canada

Foggy Bottom presents a Benefit Concert on Friday, August 5th, 2016 in Advocate Harbour, Canada, for the Paradise Orphanage / Kaya’s Kids.

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Contribute to the Making of the “Stone By Stone” Documentary

Please consider contributing to the making of our documentary.

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“Stone By Stone” – A Documentary Film

A note about our documentary…

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New Shoes for the Children

Money for the shoes was donated from patients and staff at the PT office of Dr. Scott Paskiewicz in Ridge, NY this past Christmas.

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Christmas at the Paradise Orphanage

Christmastime is here!

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Children Trying on Their New Uniforms

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Update on the New Classrooms

Desk assembly and more!

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Door and Window Production Comes to the Paradise Orphanage

Open the door to new possibilities!

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Training Session: Children with Disabilities in Institutions

A training session was held in the Paradise Orphanage from June 11-13, 2015.

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Construction of Classroom Roofs

Rooftop installation in progress…

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News from the Ontario Christian Gleaners – Summer 2015

Attached please find an update from the Ontario Christian Gleaners and their support of the Paradise Orphanage.

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Christmas Celebration at the Paradise Orphanage

Christmas—time to celebrate!

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Construction of Classrooms at the Paradise Orphanage

Lots of learning to come!

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Fresh Milk at the Paradise Orphanage

Lessons in animal husbandry and harvesting fresh milk!

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Children Playing Soccer at the Paradise Orphanage

Teamwork in action!

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IT Training at the Paradise Orphanage

Technology for learning!

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Newsletter – Summer 2013

Newsletter Highlights include financial needs of today, a new dining room has been built complete with tables and benches, all 122 children boarded a bus with a picnic lunch and headed to the zoo for a class trip, and more!

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A Visit to the Paradise Orphanage

A trip to the Paradise Orphanage…

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Update from Georges and Esther Sawadogo from the Paradise Orphanage

Here is a wonderful update from Georges and Esther Sawadogo on the Paradise Orphanage complete with stories and pictures of the children.

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Classrooms and Education at the Paradise Orphanage

Learning and playing at the Paradise Orphanage.

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Construction at the Paradise Orphanage

The start of something new…

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Secretaries in Training at the Paradise Orphanage

Hard at work!

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Newsletter – Winter 2012

Newsletter highlights include children receiving new school uniforms from Canada, 1000 lbs of soup shipped from Ontario Christian Gleaners, surgery was a success for Guedalia, children help with fundraising and a trip planned for early 2013.

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A Young Child Named Guedalia

A letter from Howard…

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Hand Surgery and Postoperative Rehabilitation

She is happy to open and close her hand following corrective hand surgery!

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An Update From the Paradise Orphanage

Dressed for learning and ready for some treats!

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Freeze Dried Soup for the Paradise Orphanage

Ontario Christian Gleaners (http://ontariogleaners.org/) has agreed to provide 500 kgs of freeze dried soup to the Paradise Orphanage, free of charge, twice in 2012.

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West African Girl Receives Corrective Hand Surgery at Stony Brook

The following article was published on stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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LI doctors help heal West African girl

The following article was published on Newsday.com.

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Little Girl from West Africa Underwent Life-Altering Surgery

The following video was broadcasted on News 12 Long Island.

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Newsletter – Summer 2011

Newsletter highlights include 5 sewing machines purchased, a shelter/church constructed, a nurse hired to make weekly visits, medical supplies purchased, cement pad poured around the well, shoes purchased for all children, soup from Ontario Gleaners delivered, clothing distributed for children, staff and families, and sewing projects started.

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Staff Visits to the Paradise Orphanage

The Veitch’s and Makofsky’s visited the Paradise Orphanage in April.

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