Les enfants d'abord
Burkina Faso

Serving orphaned children since 1990

"Les Enfants d'Abord" brings together the joint actions of the "Fondation Les Enfants d'Abord" officially registered by the State of Burkina Faso under receipt N ° 2004/574 / MATD, and the "Organization des Enfants D ' 'Abord' officially registered in France "Association loi 1901" and published in the OG on 22/12/2012.

  • Our main goal: the well-being of orphans.

  • We believe that this goal can only be achieved through education and support for primary needs.

    Our two associations, made up of volunteers, work together to develop the childcare facilities in Ouagadougou and Tintilou (30 km from the capital).

    For every child we help, we take charge of the main aspects of everyday life: payment of tuition fees, payment of medical expenses, subsidies for food needs, mainly through the sponsorship of children.
Assana et Oussana

A path of 1000 steps begins with 1 step.

In October 1990, the first orphan, a very brilliant pupil in grade 6 in a private college in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso), was excluded from the courses by the Director for non-payment of tuition fees.

The excellent work of this first orphan therefore motivated Constantine and his wife Claudine to save the orphan's future by taking charge of his expenses and to consider over the years the fate of hundreds of other orphans living In the same situation.

In less than three years, 57 orphans in school have seen their situation improve, thanks to the financial and moral support that has been granted to them.

Ten years later, more than 400 regularly registered orphans and some 1,150 orphans in 25 of the country's 45 provinces have received modest support from the Fondation Les Enfants d'Abord (an association officially registered by the The State of Burkina Faso).

As often as possible, we receive visits from volunteers, to accompany and offer children extra-curricular activities, musical awakening, tutoring, etc. Very often, they are loaded with parcels ... books, notebooks, school supplies ... to the delight of the children.

"For a child to grow, it takes a whole village"