In Burkina Faso, Designing Hope has set up in collaboration with APAF Burkina, an educational agroforestry garden also involving a kindergarten at the Laafi center in Koudougou.

 

 

Designing Hope has set up since 2017 an educational garden at the Laafi center in Koudougou.

This project, financed by Dessine l’Espoir involves a group of 11 women supported by the association since 2011, who received training from APAF Burkina, a local association for the promotion of agroforestry.

A plot allocated by the Laafi Center has been fenced, to set up gardening plots, surrounded by a lively hedge and dotted with “fertilizing trees” to enrich the soil, and guarantee the supply of biomass on the long term.

This project also involves a kindergarten run by Laafi, were plots have been created and looked after by the group of women. Educational and creative workshops are organized to familiarize the children with the vegetable garden.

At the same time, Dessine l’Espoir supports Campus Vert, an association of student of the University of Koudougou.
A plot was fenced on the campus, and the association was equipped with tools and teaching aids to sensitize university students to innovative agricultural techniques.

 

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Bicycles at Laafi
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In order to facilitate the maintenance of the garden, and involve all the beneficiaries of the Laafi village garden, Designing Hope financed the purchase of 3 bicycles for the women. They will be the property of the local association, and … Read More

Vegetables stamps at Laafi, in Burkina Faso
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The children of Laafi kindergarten in Koudougou conducted a plant buffer workshop proposed by Transgardens. Vegetable ends, having an interesting shape, are used as buffers for drawing with paint. The children were very impressed by the shapes and designs obtained …

Pedagogical board games in Laafi
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The children of St Paul’s School for Deaf received games designed by Designing Hope and made in France and Burkina Faso. First, they received a game of goose biodiversity that is played with cards and pawns moving on trail printed … Read More

The Laafi suitcase
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The children from Bercy preschool made a decorated cardboard suitcase containing drawings, photos of their school, their garden, and their neighborhood, for the children of Laafi’s preschool. The suitcase was given to the association by Laetitia, responsible for extracurricular activities … Read More

Collages at the Laafi center
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The children of Koudougou decorated tree leaves drawings by sticking metallic and colored stickers on them. These drawings will join the suitcase offered by the children of Koudougou to the children of the school of Bercy as part of the … Read More

Children of Koudougou colorings
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In the context of “communicating classes”, the children of Laafi kindergarten in Koudougou colored local tree leaves, such as neem, jujubier, mango tree, drawn by a facilitator. These drawings are destinated to the children of the Bercy school preschool, in … Read More

A painted Memory game for the preschool at Laafi village
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In Burkina Faso, a memory game was made using visuals from the garden. The visuals are painted by Solstène, a Burkinabé artist who is already involved in the awareness campaigns of Designing Hope. 50 visuals have been created in duplicate, … Read More

Market gardening plots at Koudougou
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The plots are now operational! The seedlings have been transplanted from the nursery and have recovered well. They require regular watering.

Preparation of compost beds
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The first step in the launch of the Koudougou garden is the preparation of the compost beds. Two trenches 7m long and 1m wide, 20cm deep were dug. The first trench is used for the creation of the compost bed, … Read More

Preparation of the ground in Koudougou
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Since 2011, Designing Hope has been developing a partnership with the Laafi village in Koudougou in the field of awareness of early pregnancy and HIV / AIDS. In February 2017, a new project completes this collaboration in partnership with APAF … Read More

The garden of Laafi
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In Koudougou, the Laafi Garden, made with the support of the APAF takes shape! 12 women from an association of HIV affected women , supported since 2011 by Dessine l’Espoir, operates this plot located on the land of the laafi … Read More