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Orphanage burkina faso, africa

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  • 1. Lyndsy Rae_-Summer 2009 Landlocked Former French ColonyCollege Student from Fort Wayne, Indiana Gained Independence 1960Paid her own way to volunteer in anOrphanage in Ouagadougou and topractice her French … but what she sawand experienced changed her life forever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso
  • 2. Changed her life and now she wants to do more to help those she metEntrance to the Orphanage The newest arrival at the Orphanage
  • 3. Provide a Power Point Presentation that Lyndsy can usein Creating a Sustainable Orphanage Support Network
  • 4. Project Goals: Demonstrate critical, expanded,and reflective thinking pertaining to the 2009Paradox of Affluence Honor Series Topics.Personal Goals: To help a Friend and aHumanitarian Mission that I believe in.The Power Point Presentation Developed forLyndsy follows, beginning with the next slide!
  • 5. Lyndsy Rae_-Summer 2009 Landlocked Former French ColonyCollege Student from Fort Wayne, Indiana Gained Independence 1960Paid her own way to volunteer in anOrphanage in Ouagadougou and topractice her French … but what she sawand experienced changed her life forever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso -T. Wilson
  • 6. Helping take care of the thirty children The local Market: Burkina Faso ranksThere are five adult staff, Ratio 6:1 207th in Financial Poverty (2008 CIA Fact Book, PPP)Third Poorest Country in Africa which has recently been devastated by flooding
  • 7. Trying to help save a life! What unclean water can do!
  • 8. Volunteering in a rented two room orphanage that has amoderate sized outdoor covered porch (pictured above) andvery small barren dirt walled courtyard with thirty children.All five orphanage staff are local native volunteers.
  • 9. http://www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk/weblog/archives/2009/09/ouagadougou_flo.html photo credit1. Provide financial, material, and volunteer assistance to theorphanage on both short-term and long-term care improvement targets2. Provide assistance to the family that provided me with food andshelter during my two month stay –their home has subsequently beendestroyed by flooding since I left Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -Africa
  • 10. Buckets for carrying water the long distance from the communalpump, some separate wash buckets to cut down on easily spreadopen sore infections, portable child toilets, wash cloths, drinkcups, and rugs to keep the sleeping children off the concrete floorPhotos on this slide were taken fall 2009 by orphanage workers, e-mailed by Lourintine
  • 11. The Children checking-outthe gifts bought by $600raised by Fort Waynefriends and End-timeSpasm Band ConcertsJust one small differencein the children’s lives Photos on this slide were taken fall 2009 by orphanage workers, e-mailed by Lourintine
  • 12. My Host Parents with two youngerdaughters and three older girls they haveadopted, now the whole family is homeless
  • 13. The New Orphanage has already The Cute Guest-houses alreadybeen built, titled, and provided built but need the same details asBut needs electrical, water, the other buildings! Wow the workfurniture, and other final details!! of past, but now absent donors…
  • 14. How Can You; How Can We Help Them?
  • 15. Shelter Five Areas Of Need:Food Medical Food - more nutrition Shelter - cramped (sleep on floor), usually naked Medical - nonexistent Play - very cramped, limited recreation area Education Play Education - not existent!
  • 16. A stool becomes one of the few toys Sleeping Children –to wash clothes,for the little boys –concrete -n-tile water must be carried a distance…Many needs are just very Basic – and this orphanage is at over capacity.
  • 17. Location: outdoor covered porch
  • 18. Recreation in the dirt The wonderful unpaid localcourtyard – children at play volunteers and staff
  • 19. ShelterFood Medical Education PlayThe Needs are Multi-dimensional …But so are the Partners this ministry seeks!
  • 20. Shelter: Completion of Building Medical: Begin a program ofProgram either by nationals or hygiene training, vaccinations,foreign work teams traveling to prevention, and fundraising forBurkina Faso, Africa needed child surgeries
  • 21. Play: Even simple toys are needed Education: There is a great needWhen the orphanage moves to the for sufficient and qualifiedNew Location there will be more teaching staff –no teachersroom to play – equipment needed regularly available (illiteracy)
  • 22.  Electrical Estimate for  Agriculture and New Building Landscaping for New Water, Plumbing, and Facility Fixture Estimate for  Improving Temporary New Building Orphanage Situation Furniture Estimate for Initiative New Building  Education Programs: Recreational Equipment Including Academic for New Facility Teachers, along with including Concrete Future Agricultural Patios Areas Specialist
  • 23. Contact Information: Lyndsy Patterson (260) 602-9196 pattlr01@students.ipfw.edu End-time Spasm Band: Partners in Fundraising, ask Lyndsy about Bookings or PromotionsAll Photos and Video except where noted were taken by Lyndsy Patterson on her summer 2009 visit to Burkina Faso, Africa

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