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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

Refuge for abandoned girls

AMPO - Social Services

Agricultural college and organic farm

Training kitchen and restaurant

Wheelchair project

Mobile wheelchair project

AMPO Clinic

Training facilities

Association of former AMPO children

Current activities

Monthly diary

To help the children perform well in school we introduced learning groups at the orphanages. In the groups the children are able to help each other with homework and revise what they’ve learned at school, aided by the older children or the educators.

Monthly diary

Im Februar dieses Jahres haben die jungen Frauen von MIA/ALMA ihre sportlichen Aktivitäten wieder aufgenommen, insbesondere Fußball mit der MIA/ALMA eigenen Mannschaft "Reine Baongo". Diese Aktivitäten tragen nicht nur zur körperlichen Gesundheit der Mädchen bei, sondern auch zu ihrem seelischen Gleichgewicht. Und vor allem haben sie viel Spaß dabei!

Monthly diary

At the end of January an association, whose aim is to contribute to the development of young people in the Sahel Region, organised a joint dinner for the children. The meal provided the members with an opportunity to show solidarity and support for the children. The menu included  seasoned rice with fish, a traditional local dish, and bissap juice. The hosts also brought along soap for the children and promised to come back again with more gifts in the future.

Travel diary Burkina Faso 2023

We set off for the airport at 3 a.m. on the start of our journey to AMPO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. We flew to Brussels, arriving in the wind and the rain, but it didn’t matter we weren’t going outside. At Brussels airport we met the other three members of our group who flew in from Frankfurt.

Monthly diary

December brought some lovely gifts to AMPO. The good Christmas action of a group of artists was to offer a storytelling evening to our AMPO protégés.

Monthly diary

In the month of October, 140 women received help through the granting of micro-credits in the AMPO project P.P.Filles. Many of them are widows and are in difficult situations. Some are internally displaced persons who had to leave their villages behind because of terror.

The 2023 AMPO Calendar has arrived!

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Monthly diary

50 boys returned to the orphanage on the 22nd of September after spending 8 weeks with their families or guardians. During this time the team of educators were busy with enrolment in school, procuring school material and making school uniforms.

After discussions and applying the means test criteria, five new boys joined the orphanage. For them of course it was all new and took a bit of getting used to. But everyone was enroled, kitted out and ready to start school on time on the 3rd of October.

Saturday, 14.10.2023

General Meeting AMPO International e.V.


Dear members, dear interested parties,

We would like to draw your attention to 14.10.2023.

On this day, a General Assembly will finally take place again - this time in Hamburg!

Further information will follow!

Sommerfest in der Berliner Geschäftsstelle

Glück auf der ganzen Linie … Nach etlichen Regentagen, hatten wir am 07.07. wunderschönes Wetter. So konnten wir für unser Fest auch draußen mit einplanen, und endlich kam mal unser wunderbares Tresenfenster zur Geltung.

Presentations: Travel Diary 2023

At the beginning of March, Ute Krüger and Britta Sacadati were able to report on their trip to Burkina Faso and the visit to the AMPO facilities.

Weekend Christmas markets for AMPO

Just in time for the first weekend of Advent, several Christmas markets took place where AMPO was represented. Volunteers as well as the staff from the Berlin office were very active.

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.