BARKA’s Work Towards the Achievement of the SDGs

BARKA’s Work Towards the Achievement of the SDGs

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With its activities in 2015, the BARKA Foundation has made numerous contributions to the improvement of living conditions of the people of the eastern region of Burkina Faso, which fall within the logic of the SDGs. This is particularly true for the WASH, health and education related SDGs. The foundations two main projects of 2015 – a 5-Village WASH Project, and a Social Arts project which encouraged discussion of the need for clean water and good hygiene through a locally produced theatre play – can serve to highlight some ways in which the SDGs were promoted in BARKA’s work.

The following are two examples of goals and related targets which were directly addressed by BARKA’s activities:
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
– By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
– By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
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The play “Water for the Present and the Future” promoted better hygiene and management of water sources in villages and schools. At the play’s dramatic centre lies the death of a young child from acute diarrhoea. The villagers decide to improve their hygiene practices and take better care of their well in reaction to this traumatic event. The play was written in collaboration between BARKA and the theatre specialists from Escape Culturel Gambidi and the involvement of local actors and artists in the writing process ensured that it would reflect the reality and life experiences of the people of Burkina’s eastern region. The play was enthusiastically received by villages and schools alike and commitments were made to improve hygiene and water management practices.

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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
– By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
– By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
– Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
The core activities of the 5-Village WASH Project were the construction of 4 wells in villages of great need in the region and of six blocks of latrines in four schools. The sites of the wells were chosen using the method of Water Accounting: Maps of the partner village’s water points were created and analysed to identify the sites with the greatest need. The participation of local communities and their ownership of the wells was ensured through the training and continued support of village water point committees. Construction of latrines was accompanied by hygiene education for teachers and the donation of hand washing stations to schools. The latrines are all gender specific to ensure that girls will feel comfortable to use them – contributing to the achievement of a target under SDG 5, to “eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training”.
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Koosongo: Ceramic Filters for Burkina Faso

Koosongo: Ceramic Filters for Burkina Faso

 

Koosongo (a Moré word for “good water”) is a social venture founded by The BARKA Foundation with cooperation from Poceram (a Burkinabè ceramics company) to combat the crisis of waterborne disease in Burkina Faso through the production, sale and distribution of ceramic water filters (CWFs). • Burkina Faso, a small, landlocked country, is a West African nation of 16 million people 90% of whom are subsistence farmers without reliable access to clean water. • In Burkina Faso, one in five children dies from a preventable waterborne disease before reaching the age of five. • More than 70% of the national water market spending occurs in the bottom two Base of the Pyramid (BOP) income groups. A reliable, cost-effective product for safe drinking water that addresses this BOP income group is lacking on the market. Koosongo addresses this problem by providing a simple, affordable and effective technology that Burkinabè families need to break the devastating cycle of waterborne disease. As a pioneering venture, it is poised to be the first mover in a market with 10.5 million potential customers in Burkina alone. KOOSONGO: CERAMIC FILTERS FOR BURKINA FASO  NGOs and urban middle-class customers buy filters at full price resulting in a profit for Koosongo Koosongo subsidizes the cost of filter making it affordable for the resource-poor rural population. CWFs will be produced in-country using primarily materials that Burkina has in ample supply - red clay and sawdust. For the urban market, filters will be sold and distributed through a network of selected pre-existing retail stores. In peri-urban and rural regions, a team of trained entrepreneurs comprised mainly of women (Koosongo Filter Ambassadors) will travel from village to village to educate on hygiene and the importance of clean drinking water while providing filter demonstrations and selling filters at a subsidized price. Sales to NGOs will allow Koosongo’s CWFs to reach the poorest of the poor in more remote areas. Social Return on Investment (SROI): 14:1 Within 7 years every $1 spent on Koosongo will yield a $14 return on its investment in the social impact it achieves:  waterborne disease  economic productivity  school attendance  quality jobs for Burkinabè Dr. Mark Sobsey Dr. Susan Murcott Dr. Wole Soboyejo Next-Phase: 12-month Market Test BARKA is currently seeking funds for startup capital to sufficiently train Poceram artists, establish quality control procedures and test both the urban and rural markets. Koosongo will establish a network of retailers in Ouagadougou, Burkina’s capitol, and train women to become Koosongo Filter Ambassadors in the village and peri-urban market. Focus groups will be conducted to gather key data to determine optimal pricing, packaging and product differentiation. Board of Advisors Koosongo has assembled the world’s leading filter experts to advise this project. • Mark Sobsey, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill • Susan Murcott, Founder and CEO, Pure Home Water (Ghana-based filter business) • Wole Soboyejo, Founder of Filtron, Nigeria-based filter business; Princeton Professor • 2iE: Burkina Faso’s internationally renowned water research institute (water research institute will oversee quality control) • Peter Chartrand, US Director, Potters for Peace • Curt & Cathy Bradner, Co-Founders, Thirst-Aid (created 9 filter factories in Myanmar) Awards • BARKA Foundation’s business plan was a semi-finalist in the Global Social Venture Competition • Koosongo co-founder Esu Anahata won 1st Place in the Ariane de Rothschilds Fellowship business plan competition Board of Advisors 2iE Peter Chartrand Curt & Cathy Bradner The BARKA Foundation: c/o Ina & Esu PO Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 | Tel: 413-446-7466 Foundation BARKA: BP 88 Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa | Tel: 00 226 24 77 07 43 | www.barkafoundation.org1-Pager-Ceramic-Filters-EN_A4-2

 

Koosongo (a Moré word for “good water”) is a social venture founded by The BARKA Foundation with cooperation from Poceram (a Burkinabè ceramics company) to combat the crisis of waterborne disease in Burkina Faso through the production, sale and distribution of ceramic water filters (CWFs).

  • Burkina Faso, a small, landlocked country, is a West African nation of 16 million people 90% of whom are subsistence farmers without reliable access to clean water.
  • In Burkina Faso, one in five children dies from a preventable waterborne disease before reaching the age of five.
  • More than 70% of the national water market spending occurs in the bottom two Base of the Pyramid (BOP) income groups.

    A reliable, cost-effective product for safe drinking water that addresses this BOP income group is lacking on the market. Koosongo addresses this problem by providing a simple, affordable and effective technology that Burkinabè families need to break the devastating cycle of waterborne disease. As a pioneering venture, it is poised to be the

    first mover in a market with 10.5 million potential customers in Burkina alone.

KOOSONGO: CERAMIC FILTERS FOR BURKINA FASO

NGOs and urban middle-class customers buy filters at full price resulting in a profit for Koosongo

Koosongo subsidizes the cost of filter making it affordable for the resource-poor rural population.

CWFs will be produced in-country using primarily materials that Burkina has in ample supply – red clay and sawdust. For the urban market, filters will be sold and distributed through a network of selected pre-existing retail stores. In peri-urban and rural regions, a team
of trained entrepreneurs comprised mainly of women (Koosongo Filter Ambassadors) will travel from village
to village to educate on hygiene and the importance of clean drinking water while providing filter demonstrations and selling filters at a subsidized price. Sales to NGOs will allow Koosongo’s CWFs to reach the poorest of the poor in more remote areas.

Social Return on Investment (SROI): 14:1

Within 7 years every $1 spent on Koosongo will yield a $14 return on its investment in the social impact it achieves:

 waterborne disease
 economic productivity
 school attendance
 quality jobs for Burkinabè

Dr. Mark Sobsey

Dr. Susan Murcott

Dr. Wole Soboyejo

Next-Phase: 12-month Market Test

BARKA is currently seeking funds for startup capital
to sufficiently train Poceram artists, establish quality control procedures and test both the urban and rural markets. Koosongo will establish a network of retailers in Ouagadougou, Burkina’s capitol, and train women to become Koosongo Filter Ambassadors in the village and peri-urban market. Focus groups will be conducted to gather key data to determine optimal pricing, packaging and product differentiation.

Board of Advisors

Koosongo has assembled the world’s leading filter experts to advise this project.

  • Mark Sobsey, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Susan Murcott, Founder and CEO, Pure Home Water (Ghana-based filter business)
  • Wole Soboyejo, Founder of Filtron, Nigeria-based filter business; Princeton Professor
  • 2iE: Burkina Faso’s internationally renowned water research institute (water research institute will oversee quality control)
  • Peter Chartrand, US Director, Potters for Peace
  • Curt & Cathy Bradner, Co-Founders, Thirst-Aid

    (created 9 filter factories in Myanmar)

Awards

  • BARKA Foundation’s business plan was a semi-finalist in the Global Social Venture Competition
  • Koosongo co-founder Esu Anahata won 1st Place in the Ariane de Rothschilds Fellowship business plan competition

Board of Advisors

2iE

Peter Chartrand

Curt & Cathy Bradner

The BARKA Foundation: c/o Ina & Esu PO Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 | Tel: 413-446-7466
Foundation BARKA: BP 88 Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa | Tel: 00 226 24 77 07 43 | www.barkafoundation.org

 

Water Accounting – An innovative method to establish local water needs

Water Accounting – An innovative method to establish local water needs

 

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For its work to bring safe water to the population of Burkina Faso’s Eastern region, The BARKA Foundation relies on the use of simple but effective methods to establish needs, monitor and document its own performance and ensure project success. Water accounting is one method which has proved extremely useful to BARKA and is particularly well adapted to this challenging environment. In line with BARKA’s mission to combine local and global solutions and low-tech and high-tech approaches, water accounting both relies on the skills of on-the-ground researchers and puts to use mobile phones, GPS, cloud-based servers, and cutting edge free and open source technology.
The use of water accounting allows us to gather detailed information on different communities’ water
uses and needs, to visualize these on maps, and to choose the locations with the greatest needs for water, sanitation & hygiene education (WASH) interventions. As part of BARKA’s efforts to support local synergies and cooperation, the data acquired from its research is openly shared with other actors of the local development sector. Availability of such up to date info on rural water needs can be of great importance to BARKA’s and other organizations’ planning of future projects since good documentation on the regional and village levels is often sorely lacking in Burkina Faso.
BARKA staffer Idrissa Yoni travels to every water source in the village, collects information, and marks each water point via GPS coordinates. He conducts surveys to better understand if water points are used for drinking, for gardening and economic activities, or for watering animals.
In one village BARKA surveyed, the extreme need for water was documented in the photos above in which a person had to descend into the well in order to fill a bucket with the small amount of dirty water that remained. This water will be used for cooking, washing and drinking.
A PROJECT OF THE BARKA FOUNDATION

The process of water accounting of the the water usage and needs consists of carrying out a survey of the target population (the investigation process), the uploading of the survey findings to the formhub (www.formhub.org) server, and the subsequent analysis of the collected data. During the investigation process, all the water points of a village are mapped using GPS. This mapping allows BARKA to see where the points of water access are in relation to the hamlets and village population and to determine where water is most needed.
An example of a map created using the method of Water Accounting: It shows the drinking water needs of Bouguy village.
Using the results of water accounting: Creating water points and raising awareness in rural communities
Water accounting makes it possible to determine several key elements of a holistic water system and its chief goal is to determine the ideal location for the building of new water points. However it is the face-to-face sensitization that BARKA implements on the ground with the community which leads to greater awareness of WASH issues and eventual behavior change.
Sensitization is also a key element in developing the awareness that safe drinking water is not free. Villagers are expected to contribute to the sustainability of their water points, including BARKA’s water projects. BARKA puts the village’s contribution of roughly US $700 to use by providing a village mechanic with training on how to properly maintain the well and even implement light repairs. However there are additional financial responsibilities which sensitization contributes to: villagers are taught about the need and importance of the collecting of small amounts of money from each water user to create a savings account which is used for future repairs and maintenance. Without this financial mechanism and the leadership of a water point committee and its association of water users, a well cannot be sustained by the village. Therefore this sensitization is a key ingredient to project success and the achievement of its goals.
The BARKA Foundation: c/o Ina & Esu PO Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 | Tel: 413-446-7466
Foundation BARKA: BP 88 Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa | Tel: 00 226 24 77 07 43 | www.barkafoundation.org

Hygiene Education through Social Arts

Hygiene Education through Social Arts

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Hygiene Education through Social Arts

With the Social Arts Program, BARKA and its financing partner One Drop (http://www.onedrop.org/) are bringing professional theatre for social messaging to Burkina Faso’s Eastern Region. The two organizations share the conviction that cultural arts can serve as an effective tool to facilitate debate about the value of water, importance of good hygiene practices, good governance, and the key role which women play in water resource management, to organically bring about behavioral change.

Technical assistance and trainings were provided by BARKA’s implementation partner Espace Culturel Gambidi (http://www.gambidi.org/) a Ouagadougou-based company which is widely recognized as a national and regional leader in theatre education and performance. The high quality standards the three partner organizations had set
for the program were reflected in the intensive five-week preparation period before the start of the performances. Local actors were chosen after an initial casting session and a one-week selection process. Ten performers were then prepared for the performances and helped to create the play in a comprehensive workshop led by two professional theatre acting coaches and directors.

The play ‘Water for the Present and for the Future’ was developed in collaboration between Espace Gambidi and The BARKA Foundation and is based on an original idea of BARKA’s social arts team. A total of 35 performances in villages and high schools brought this original creation’s fun and excitement but also its important social messages about responsibility in hygiene and water management to a sizeable part of the region’s population.

The play was performed in French at high schools and in the local language of Gulimanchema in the villages where French is not widely understood. Post-performance debates allowed the audience to take part, to engage with
the actors, and to give feedback on what had been presented. Student leaders in schools and water management committees in many villages committed to adopting and pursuing improved hygiene and water management practices.

Following the resounding success of the first edition of the Social Arts program, The BARKA Foundation and its partners are currently in the planning stages for the continuation of this innovative program. Your contribution can help us continue our engagement to bring crucial water and sanitation messages to Burkina Faso’s schools and villages.

Project Facts: Social Arts

  • Objective: Reinforcement of hygiene education through theatre and social art
  • Duration: March to May 2015
  • Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 15,000 people directly by attending the performances; 31,000 indirectly
  • Total budget: 38,084 USD

A SOCIAL ARTS PROJECT THE BARKA FOUNDATION

The BARKA Foundation: c/o Ina & Esu PO Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 | Tel: 413-446-7466
Foundation BARKA: BP 88 Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa | Tel: 00 226 24 77 07 43 | www.barkafoundation.org

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

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A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE FOR COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS

The Fada WASH Project: 2014-2015

This integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project addresses the dire need for clean water and improved sanitation in 5 rural villages in Burkina Faso’s Fada Commune and eastern region. These villages were chosen because of their willingness to partner with the project, because they showed the greatest water and sanitation needs in the area, and because each village has a primary school with extreme need for improved WASH-in- Schools. To ensure good results and compliance with Burkinabè national standards we partnered with the Burkina Ministry of Water to oversee and monitor/evaluate all water & sanitation activities.

Water Services

  • The BARKA Foundation met with village leaders and stakeholders numerous times before launching any project activities to build relations, explain the project, and secure the full participation of the village through each step of the project
  • The goal is for the communities to engage fully in the decision-making process and to take responsibility for the improvement of their own lives
  • BARKA ensured that the project was implemented with “free prior and informed consent” – meaning that the people as a whole agreed to work together with project partners on the project
  • Each village raised funds to contribute toward the project, ensuring true ownership of all project outcomes and achievements
  • The BARKA Foundation conducted a “water accounting” exercise to identify every water point in each village through GPS; data was analysed to determine areas of greatest water needs
  • BARKA assisted the village to create an autonomously elected water committee
  • We trained this committee over 6 weeks to take responsibility for the management of the community’s water resources and to represent the village at each stage of the decision-making process
  • The water committee sensitized villagers of the need to collect small payments for the use of water, opened a bank account, and collected funds which will be used for future repairs to the well
  • Each village’s water committee selected a team of “hygienists” (which BARKA also trained over 4 months) to promote basic hygiene and serve as behavior change agents within the community

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE FOR COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS

  • Villages contributed to the project with their labor, commitment and finances (approximately US $700)
    • Half of these funds were used to train a mechanic from each village to be able to repair and maintain thewell
    • The other half was given back to jump-start the village savings account started by the water committee
  • 4 deep borehole wells were drilled in the locations of greatest need
    • The water committee worked with the village to suggest ideal places for the well to the well driller
    • The well driller combined traditional divination (dowsing) with sophisticated hydro-geological testing todetermine the best location based on the village’s input
    • After wells were positively drilled, tests were conducted to determine the flow rate, water quality, andrecharge rate
    • In a final step the pump was installed and a concrete superstructure with a reservoir for animals wasconstructed

      Sanitation

  • Constructed gender-specific VIP composting latrines in 4 schools for students and teachers • Gender-specific latrines in schools have been proven to lower drop-out rates of girls
  • Worked directly with local grassroots groups (Parent Teacher Association, Students’ Mothers Association, etc.) to make commitments to assist in the process
  • BARKA works with local women’s associations to provide handmade traditional soap for schoolsHygiene Education
    • Established a robust and sustainable hygiene education program in communities and schools
    • Trained teachers in 4 schools for ongoing hygiene education for all students
    • Delivered essential supplies to schools such as locally produced handwashing stations, drinking stations, waterjugs for safe transport and storage and cleaning materials for the classrooms and latrines
    • Rural radio programming was used to engage villagers in debate and discussion about water resources,sanitation needs and hygiene principles; re-broadcasts expand impact throughout the region
    • A theatrical performance was created to reinforce hygiene education and social messages (how topractice good governance, the need to pay for clean water, and the key role women play in water resource management

      Results

      Through its community-led and holistic approach, BARKA facilitates the village to take ownership of the project and sustainably manage its own water resources.

How Extreme is the Need for Water in Burkina Faso?
The national standard is
one well for 300 persons. In Mangouargou, a hamlet of the village of Koaré, which was a part of this project, a single well had been serving 1600 people.

Increased Access to Potable Water

Improved Sanitation

Positive Behavior Changes

Better Heath, Good Governance, Greater Resiliance

Project Facts: Fada WASH Project

  • Objective: Increase access to water, improve sanitation and awareness of basic hygiene in 4 villages of the Fada N’Gourma region.
  • Project Partners: Rotary International, Crystal Rotary Club of Ouagadougou, USAID WA WASH, Winrock International, One Drop Foundation, Regional Direction of Water, BESER
  • Duration: October 2014 to October 2015
  • Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 17,000 people directly; 31,000 indirectly
  • Total budget: $108,000 from Rotary International; $38,000 from One Drop for theatre sensitization;$100,000 in technical assistance from USAID WA WASH

The BARKA Foundation: c/o Ina & Esu PO Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 | Tel: 413-446-7466
Foundation BARKA: BP 88 Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, West Africa | Tel: 00 226 24 77 07 43 | www.barkafoundation.org

About BARKA

About BARKA

[:en]French version of this page available at https://barkafoundation.org/fr/about-barka/
The French version of this brochure is also available.

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About The BARKA Foundation

BARKA is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization registered in the US and Burkina Faso. It is affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and has Consultative Status with ECOSOC (the UN Economic and Social Affairs Division).

Mission: The Barka Foundation serves as a catalyst for sustainable development in Burkina Faso through WASH initiatives (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), education, women’s empowerment and climate mitigation strategies. BARKA builds cross- cultural communication and education between developing and developed nations.

We envision a world in which…

  • Everyone has access to clean water.
  • Contributions between nations and cultures arevalued and shared.
  • Indigenous wisdom combines with moderntechnology to create sustainable solutions.

“Barka” is an African word of gratitude, blessing and reciprocity.

Partners:

US:

P.O. Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 Phone: 413-446-7466

Burkina Faso:

B.P. 88 Fada N’Gourma, Phone: 011-226-65-49-65-65 Fax: 001-800-504-0284

inaandesu@barkafoundation.org

Stay in touch:

Make a donation:

One out of 5 children in Burkina Faso dies before the age of 5 because they lack access to clean water.

barkafoundation.org/donate

The BARKA Method

We combine hi- and low-tech to find solutions that are:

  • holistic
  • cost-effective
  • community-led
  • culturally appropriate
  • collaborativeBARKA creates long-term relationships with:
    • village partner communities
    • local, regional and national government
    • traditional authoritiesDevelopment is culturally specific; BARKA uses cultural and social art as a key development strategy.

Why Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked West African country which suffers from droughts, flooding, and increasing desertification, overgrazing, soil degradation and deforestation.

Where BARKA Works

Economy: 73% of people live on less than $2 a day

Education: Literacy rate is one of lowest in the world at 36%

Health: Life expectancy at birth is 56 years

WASH: Only 3% use improved sanitation in rural Burkina Faso

BARKA works in 8 villages in East and Center East Regions

Fada WASH Project (2014-2015)

This integrated project addresses the dire need for clean water and sanitation in 5 rural villages and 4 primary schools in Burkina Faso’s East and Center East regions. Activities include the drilling of wells in villages with the greatest need, construction of gender-specific latrines in schools, and a robust hygiene education program for adults, teachers and students. BARKA works closely with the local population to manage their own water and sanitation resources. BARKA’s holistic approach has proven successful in Burkina Faso to sustain positive behavior change and improved health.

Social Arts (2015)

The BARKA Foundation’s Social Arts Program complements the Fada WASH project by reinforcing hygiene education through an interactive theatre experience. An original
play containing several key social messages on water management and sanitation was performed in 18 schools and 17 villages throughout the Eastern Region. At the same time, training and capacity building of several local theatre associations and a number of actors was provided. Post- performance debates allowed the audience to take part, to engage with the issues raised in the performance, and to provide solutions and make commitments to improve the water resource management within their village context.

Tantiaka

Lampiadi

Fada N’gourma

Koare

100 km west

Kanougou

Bouguy

Boungou Natiaboani

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À propos de La Fondation BARKA.

BARKA est une organisation caritative à but non- lucratif enregistrée aux Etats-Unis et au Burkina Faso. La fondation est affiliée au département de l’information des Nations Unies et a un statut consultatif auprès de l’ECOSOC (la Division des affaires économiques et sociales de l’ONU).

Mission: La fondation BARKA sert de catalyseur pour le développement durable au Burkina Faso à travers des initiatives EHA/WASH (eau, hygiène et assainissement), de l’éducation, de l’autonomisation des femmes et de l’atténuation du changement climatique. BARKA œuvre pour la communication interculturelle et l’éducation entre pays en développement et pays développés.

Nous envisageons un monde dans lequel…

  • Tout le monde a accès à l’eau propre.
  • Des contributions entre les nations et les culturessont valorisées et partagées.
  • la sagesse indigène se combine avec la technologiemoderne pour créer des solutions durables.

« Barka » est un mot africain de gratitude, de bénédiction et de réciprocité.

Partenaires:

US:

P.O. Box 2, Burlington, ME 04417 Phone: 413-446-7466

Burkina Faso:

B.P. 88 Fada N’Gourma, Phone: 011-226-65-49-65-65 Fax: 001-800-504-0284

inaandesu@barkafoundation.org

Restez en contact:

Faire un don:

Un enfant sur 5 au Burkina Faso meurt avant l’âge de 5 ans par manque d’accès à l’eau potable.

barkafoundation.org/donate

La Méthode Barka

BARKA combine des méthodes high et low-tech pour trouver des solutions qui sont:

• holistique
• rentable
• pris en charge par la communauté • culturellement appropriée
• collaborative

BARKA crée des relations à long terme avec:
• les communautés partenaires des villages • les gouvernements locaux, régionaux et

nationaux
• les autorités traditionnelles

Le développement est culturellement spécifique; BARKA utilise l’art culturel et social en tant que stratégie clé de développement.

Pourquoi Burkina Faso?

Le Burkina Faso est un petit pays enclavé d’Afrique de l’Ouest qui souffre de la sécheresse, des inondations et de la désertification croissante, du surpâturage, de la dégradation des sols et la déforestation.

Where BARKA Works

Economie: 73% de la population vit avec moins de 2 $ par jour

Education: Le taux d’alphabétisation est l’un des plus bas au monde à 36%

Santé: L’espérance de vie à la naissance est de 56 ans

EHA/WASH: Seulement 3% de la population utilisent un assainissement amélioré en milieu rural du Burkina Faso

BARKA travaille dans 8 villages dans les régions de l’Est et du Centre-Est

Fada WASH Project (2014-2015)

Ce projet intégré répond au besoin urgent d’eau potable et d’assainissement dans 5 villages ruraux et 4 écoles primaires dans les régions de l’Est et du Centre-Est du Burkina Faso.

Les activités comprennent le forage de puits dans les villages avec le plus grand besoin, la construction de latrines utilisées selon le genre dans les écoles, et un solide programme d’éducation à l’hygiène pour les adultes, enseignants et étudiants. BARKA travaille en étroite collaboration avec la population locale à gérer leurs propres ressources en eau et assainissement. L’approche holistique de BARKA a fait ses preuves au Burkina Faso pour soutenir un changement de comportement positif et une meilleure santé.

Social Arts (2015)

Le Programme Art Social de La Fondation BARKA complète
le projet Fada WASH en renforçant l’éducation en matière d’hygiène à travers une expérience de théâtre interactif. Une pièce originale contenant plusieurs messages sociaux clés sur la gestion de l’eau et de l’assainissement a été jouée dans 18 écoles et 17 villages de la région de l’Est. Au même temps,

la formation et le renforcement des capacités de plusieurs associations locales de théâtre et d’un certain nombre d’acteurs ont été fournis. Des débats après les représentations ont permis au public de prendre part, de réagir aux questions soulevées dans le spectacle, de proposer des solutions et de prendre des engagements pour améliorer la gestion de l’eau dans leur village.

Tantiaka

Lampiadi

Fada N’gourma

Koare

100 km west

Kanougou

Bouguy

Boungou Natiaboani

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