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Ended Jan 15, 2014
Espace Bambino is a day care centre/play group for disabled children based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This free play group caters for children who suffer from a range of disabilities and who often due to their disabilities are in extreme poverty.

Espace Bambino is a day care centre/play group for disabled children based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This free play group caters for children who suffer from a range of disabilities and who often due to their disabilities are in extreme poverty. Espace Bambino provides free physio, educational activities and meals for up to 45 children per session. Espace Bambino is the only free play group for disabled children in Ouagadougo, a place where been disabled is very hard.  

Sadly Handicap soliadire Burkina the organisation who run Espace Bambino can no longer afford to keep it open. To help highlight the importance of Espace Bambino I am going to share with you the story of one of the children who attends. 

Abdoul – aged 3

Abdoul

Abdoul suffers from albinism and has had multiple mobility problems since birth. He is partially deaf and is unable to walk or speak, and also has trouble being in the sun as his skin burns easily. He has some problems with his sight and occasionally suffers from seizures. In the rural parts of Burkina Faso it is a traditional belief that an albino person is created by a spirit, and is sub-human. It is not unheard of for Burkinabe witch doctors in the countryside to buy albino children and kill them as sacrifices, which makes them a target for being snatched. Abdoul’s parents can’t let him play outside unless one of them can go out and watch him. Espace Bambino gives Abdoul the opportunity to play outside without having to be constantly watched by his parents. Abdoul is a happy but quite a solitary boy, since coming to Espace Bambino Abdoul has started to play with the other children and to crawl around and explore the area.

Espace Bambino allows children like Abdoul and Kritstine (below) a chance to go somewhere they are accepted without being constantly judged and ostracized.  

The Children of Espace Bambino really need your help and support to help keep open a day care centre that provides a curcial function in their lives.

Below is what your donation will be used for:

£5 will provide a mid-morning snack and lunch for 3 children whilst at the centre.

£10 will pay for the weekly utility costs of running the centre £15 will provide educational materials for 2 children for 1 year.

£20 will pay for transporting 22 children to and from the centre every week £30 will pay for 1 month's supply of arts and crafts materials for the centre.

£40 will pay for 1 child's physiotherapy costs for 1 year.

£50 will pay for the weekly salary of a specialist teacher.

£60 will pay for the centre's first aid supplies for 6 months.

Below are some pictures and a video of the children you would be helping!! Please donate now and help these amazing children!

For more information about Handicap Solidaire Burkina please visit http://www.hs-b.org/index.php/en/ 

Christine

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