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Renewed partnership with Euromonitor International aims to improve access to education for children with disabilities in Burkina Faso 18/05/19

HI is furthering inclusive education in Burkina Faso with Euromonitor International.

  • United Kingdom
  • International
  • Burkina Faso

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas 24/11/17

From 27th to 28th November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians. The Conference will take place in Maputo, Mozambique and aims to bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

  • Liberia
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Somaliland
  • Egypt
  • Central African Republic
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • South Sudan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Madagascar
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Chad
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Senegal

Hidden and underestimated: How children with disabilities are breaking down barriers to attend school 07/04/17

In West Africa, millions of children don’t complete their primary education and some have never been to school. Handicap International estimates that one third of these children have a disability. Our inclusive education programme runs in nine countries[i] in the region and will ensure that 170,000 children have the opportunity to learn, play, make friends and feel valued in society.

  • Burkina Faso

Handicap International working to continue patient care after fire in Burkina Faso rehabilitation centre 16/09/16

In June 2016, a fire destroyed an orthopaedic centre in the town of Tenkodogo, in the centre of Burkina Faso. Part of the local hospital, it provided services to some 200 people a year.

  • Burkina Faso

West Africa: Inclusive education is first step towards full participation of children with disabilities 13/06/16

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrolment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organisation is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Senegal

Helping malnourished children to flourish in the Sahel 15/02/16

Malnutrition hampers children’s physical and mental development, leaving them in an extremely fragile state of health. Handicap International is responding to the particularly acute problem in the Sahel. Over the next two years, the organisation intends to limit the impact of malnutrition in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, to ensure that children in the Sahel can grow up in the best possible health.

  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger

Inclusive education: reasons for hope 19/10/15

Making schools accessible to everyone, including children with disabilities, raises both challenges and hopes. It’s a goal that Handicap International is doing everything possible to achieve and, for Estelle Kougougou, who manages these projects in Burkina Faso and Niger, it’s a challenge we can meet.

  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger