Burkina Faso


Where We Work

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Country Office Headquarters
01 BP 5159, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
Fada N'Gourma

Bright Futures

Each community we serve is unique. So is each of our programs. We are determined to make every program successful.

Featured Partner Project

Strengthening Capacities of Communities in Parental Education and Child Development

Two communities we are supporting in Burkina Faso are employing Learning Through Play (LTP) early childhood development programs. LTP engages parents in play activities with their own children in order to foster healthy child development and promote attachment, which helps children thrive. UNICEF is participating with CCFC in this effort.


"There used to be only one borehole well for my whole village. So many people used it that the water pressure was often weak, and sometimes it didn't work at all. Some people in my village turned back to using well water, and I was worried I might one day have to do the same. This (new) borehole alleviates the suffering of my community and it has come at the right moment. Luckily, the new well has swept my worries away."

Jean Marie, 13, Burkina Faso

Our Work, in Action

Christophe Zoungrana teaching children geography
Enrolment of children for sponsorship at Koulweolgo
Glenn Golling visits his sponsored children
The Learning Through Play project in Nayouri

Christian Children's Fund of Canada partners with organizations and communities that share our values and goals

Together, we help communities become self-sustaining


Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke and Dr. Verent Mills start work with Chinese war orphans.


Dr. Clarke creates China's Children Fund (CCF).


CCF expands its work from Asia into the Middle East after WWII. Renames itself "Christian Children's Fund".


CCF has global reach, and Canadian support leads to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.

Our History
in Burkina Faso

We have been working with communities in Burkina Faso since 1987. We work in partnership with local organizations to help improve life for children, their families and their communities in five key areas: health and nutrition; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; sustainable economic growth; and strengthening community organizations.

How We Work

Focus on Children
Children are at the centre of all we do.
Life Stages
CCFC helps families support the healthy growth and development of children from infancy through childhood to adolescence and young adulthood.
Implementation Through Partners
CCFC is proud of its work with Canadian and international partners to transform the lives of children, families and communities for the better.
Community Development Across Sectors
We focus on five priorities: health and nutrition; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; sustainable economic growth; and strengthening community organizations.

Our Team

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Christelle Kalhoulé
Director, West Africa
Responsible for the overall success of the work in our offices in Burkina Faso and Ghana, the Director leads and manages CCFC’s strategic growth and direction, program development, international and domestic partnerships.
Abdoulaye Diallo
Interim New Business Development Manager
Through the identification of opportunities and the preparation and submission of quality proposals, the New Business Development Manager works closely with international and local donors and partners to achieve greater impact and drive in-country growth.
Patrice Zongo
Communications Manager
The Communications Manager is responsible for building the profile of CCFC in-country and internationally, through strategic activities in media and government relations, brand recognition, content development, ambassador and guest visit facilitation, networking and awareness raising.
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Mireille Toe
Finance Manager
The Finance Manager is responsible for coordinating and tracking all in-country revenue and expenditures, managing financial reporting relationships between partners, and ensuring financial accountability and transparency through close monitoring and auditing of accounts.
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Cyprien Nebnoma Sawadogo
Sponsorship Manager
Through engaging closely with local partners and community members, the Sponsorship Manager is responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of CCFC’s in-country sponsorship program.

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