Burkina Faso is a small, land locked country in Western Africa. Through a number of avenues we are forming links with the country ranging from short term mission teams to fund raising to assist a local school.
At the beginning of 2014, some of our members partook in a mission trip to a small village in Burkina Faso to support some of the people there. Burkina Faso is one of the most impoverished nations in the world. Large areas of the country have no running water or electricity, including many schools. Illiteracy is rife, and parents are proud when their children learn to read and write as they are the promise of a generation, holding the key to a better future for them and the population as a whole.
The members of our church spent a week working in a school which had been set up to provide education for some of the poorest children. They found that the children were eager to learn, but had to do so in the immense heat from the African sun. Our church has therefore decided to strive to raise money to support this school by buying solar panels for their roof, which can be used to produce electricity for a variety of applications. We are doing this in part by selling charity calendars, received with this letter.
Calendars are now available to purchase, the proceeds from which will help purchase the supply of electrity to a primary school and the building of a secondary school.
The calenders feature 12 inspirational photographers captured when our team visited the country in February 2014.
Each calendar costs £1 (a gift could also be given on which a further GiftAid could be claimed).
The calenders are available to purchase online or from one of the following locations:
Llandeilo – Gerwyn’s
Carmathen – Siop Y Pentan