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Who we are

The purpose of our Association is to support the facilities of AMPO, Association Managré Nooma pour la protection des orphelins (Association for the protection of orphans) in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. We assist children who are orphans or half-orphans, offering them protection, food, accommodation, schooling and psychological support. Another AMPO facility is there to assist young women who have been driven out of their villages, providing them with a fresh start and enabling them to lead independent lives. Our mission is therefore to promote education, integration, courage and strength towards a life of self-determination.

The aim of the Association is also to allow access for as many people as possible to medical and health support, by offering free treatment and medication to the poorest of the poor at our AMPO Clinic.

In supporting the various facilities our goal is to counteract a refugee movement which is driving people towards a future without dignity. Our aim is to show them the prospects available in their own country  and to offer them assistance. The children especially are the future of this country. ...Mission statement

AMPO Facilities

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AMPO Orphanages

MIA-ALMA
Refuge for abandoned girls

P.P.FILLES Counselling Centre for women and microcredits

CINÉMOBILE
Mobile cinema creating awareness

TONDTENGA  
Agricultural college and organic farm

MAM DUNIA
Training kitchen and restaurant

PANG LA WENDE  
Wheelchair project

HANDICAP MOBILE  
Mobile wheelchair project

AMPO Clinic

AMPO  
Training facilities

Current activities

Monthly diary

The young women at our MIA/ALMA refuge took a break from their normal daily activities this month. This meant they had  more time to play various board games like Ludo or to play cards.

Monthly diary

Some projects are currently on summer break, but we can report on the MIA-ALMA women's shelter. New activities are always being carried out there to prepare the women for independence.

Monthly diary

July is the one month in the year at AMPO when the project phases come to an end and we develop new strategies for the coming year. It is also the start of the summer holiday programme for the staff and the children.

Monthly diary

These monthly stories clearly show how much AMPO can change the lives of individuals. We should take this as an opportunity to perceive the small (and big) successes and to be happy about them.

Monthly diary

This year both Christian and Muslim fasting periods overlapped for a few days. The girls at the orphanage were competing with each other when it came to observing the principles of fasting, like sharing, penance, praying, avoiding insulting language.

There’s an angel on our roof

... Katrin Rohde used these words to describe the happiness she experienced in Ouaga shortly before her return journey to Hamburg ...

Monthly diary

There are many everyday stories to report from February. The girls went to a radio station, the boys did their spring cleaning and the CINÉMOBIL team talked to lots of people.

Monthly diary

Despite the uncertain circumstances in Burkina Faso, there is once again positive news to report in January. AMPO has had new children, more than 100 women received help and the children were able to really let off steam.

Sunday, 13.11.2022

Regulars' table in Hamburg

In the month of november there will be a regulars' table meeting again. We look foward to seeing you!

Saturday, 26.11.2022

Christmas Market Preetz

Museum in der Schusterstadt (Mühlenstraße 14, 24211 Preetz)

Christmas market in Schusterstadt Preetz

Freie Waldorfschule Heidelberg - Running for Burkina Faso

In spite of soaring temperatures the pupils of the Freie Waldorfschule in Heidelberg held a sponsored run for a good cause. They had already started contactjng sponsors for the run and they succeeded for the most part. Those unable to offer financial support were able to assist in other ways …

Fundraising for AMPO

Despite the tropical heat, the flea market in Darmstadt went very well. Our AMPO supporter, Elena Onken, was there selling articles from our shop and other hand-knitted products. The proceeds went to AMPO. Thank you so much, Elena Onken. We really admire your creativity and your commitment.

More fundraising for AMPO

The Whitsun charity concert held during a flea market in Pfingstberg near Plön was a huge success! The BroCross family band raised enough for two wheelchairs for children in Burkina Faso. Fans who had travelled specially from Emsland and Hanover joined the band in a traditional laola wave when each contribution was announced. There are eleven members of the band, two brothers with their families from Plön and Melle near Osnabrück. The youngest is only ten years old. With brilliant weather and a constant supply of cold drinks, coffee, cakes, skewers of meat and sausages, about 1,000 participants had a great time at Hof Schlossblick, home of the Rothfos family. Thanks to all our helpers we had an unforgettable day.

AMPO Directors visit Berlin

It was our great pleasure to meet the Director General of AMPO in Ouagadougou, Dénis Yameogo, and the Director of the Clinic, Léontine Samandoulougou

Online meeting with DEVELOPmed.Aid

We held an online meeting with the DEVELOPmed.Aid organisation on the 20th of May. Two of the founders, Katrin Rohde and Dr. Lena Katharina Müller, spoke about the cooperation between the two organisations and how that came about. We also talked about the challenges facing development work in Ouagadougou. But there were exchanges on a happier note as well. All of us are in admiration of the commitment of these young people who founded this relief organisation when they were still students. Thanks to the cooperation between AMPO and DEVELOPmed.Aid it has been possible to carry out major medical interventions on nearly 1,400 children so far.

For a summary of the online meeting click on the Link.

Jumble sale and a presentation by Katrin Rohde at Berolina eG Housing Association

On Saturday we held a jumble sale for a good cause in Berlin at the Berolina eG Housing Association on Jakobs-Inseln. We were not put off by the poor weather forecast and lo and behold it was all in all a huge success for  AMPO. There were lots of visitors and everyone was in good spirits in spite of the wind. Katrin’s presentation was very well received with standing room only towards the end. Katrin spoke in detail about the AMPO facilities and the work being done in Burkina Faso, highlighting this with the success stories of young people who started at the AMPO orphanages. The audience had the opportunity to raise some very interesting questions later and so we had a very positive exchange. We are already looking forward to the next jumble sale and other events with our valuable partner, Berolina eG Housing Association.