Who is Mama Bandelengue?

 

Bandelengues-Kinder sMama Bandelengue 2011

A lot has happened since David and I met Mama Bandelengue and her children Guinea/West Africa in 2008: Thanks to your donations, 20 orphans are now permanently provided with basic needs.


We would like to thank you for your loyal support on behalf of Mama Bandelengue and her children.


Nevertheless, there is still much to do. Therefore, we would like to reach as many friends and acquaintances as possible with this newsletter. For those who do not know our project yet, a flyer is attached. We would be very happy to forward it to interested friends.

Now to our annual report: In 2011, David's Uncle Paul, who is in charge of the project on site, in cooperation with nuns, has made it possible for 27 children to go to school since October this year. The children are looked after full-time, receive 3 meals a day, school uniform and material. Their home is still with Mama Bandelengue in the town of Boké. She took the children in and begged for food for them.

The total costs for school education, care and nutrition of the 27 children are about 12,-€ per child per month.
In order to enable 27 children to continue their education, we hope to attract permanent donors. For us in Germany, a small amount can make such a big difference!
Due to the direct connection to Guinea and regular visits of David's family Diallo/Rongier in Frankfurt/Paris, all donations are changed into Guinean Francs only on site and are therefore not subject to the enormous inflation fluctuations and transfer fees. So you have our promise that every cent you donate will reach Mama Bandelengue and her 27 children.
Enclosed you will find a picture with the 20 children you have made life a bit more worth living for so far. Seven more pictures will follow in 2012.
Information about the project can be found at www.euroguinee.de (will be updated soon). The association was founded by David's father Jean-Claude and his good friend Abdoulaye Diallo and is in charge of other good aid projects in Guinea. New members are very welcome.
Here are the facts again:

School children: 8 pre-school children, between 3-6 years, 19 primary school children, between 6-15 years, school system, care and financing: 3rd trimester = October-December / February-April / June - August (in between holidays). During school hours, a dedicated cook provides two meals a day / full-day care by the sisters. For all children, this care/care/school education is secured and made possible by donations until June 2012.

If WE manage to secure the school education of the children for the next few years, there is still a plot of land waiting for the orphanage Bandelengue.
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