Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria & Togo - March 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
10 April 2010
After eight years, we are really happy to expand the newsletter to bring you news from Togo and Nigeria. The
school in the Cacavelli neighbourhood of Lome started in 2003. In the last years the school has grown and now
stands with an enrolment of more than 200. Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest and most populous nations with
more than 150 million people. We have had an invitation to Nigeria for many years, but only now have we taken
steps to start AMURT projects there. . We are still in the very early stages, and are currently looking at working
with primary healthcare in Ebonyi State.
In Ghana, the AMURT projects have become more stable. The communities have demonstrated that they are
capable of managing the projects and make them sustainable. The new roughing filters are operating at full
capacity since November. In the last months, the Mafi-Seva Community Clinic has seen a sharp increase in the
number of patients. The focus on meeting the reproductive health needs of the communities has been driving the
outreach activities in the last months.
In Burkina Faso, AMURT ‘s Safe Motherhood program has continued to expand and improve the accesses to
neo-natal care in the remote villages. The Theatre Forum continues to provide food for thought and inspire
discussion on vital health and social issues. The teenager actors are very popular and everyone wants to join.
The Bissiri Master Unit project in the south is posed to be a catalyst real catalyst for development in the local
communities in the fields of agriculture and adult education, with a primary healthcare program due to take off
Yours in Service,
DEOU SAFE MOTHERHOOD PROJECT
Déou is situated 400 Km North of Ouagadougou, just
by Mali’s border. It is a very remote area, with a sandy
landscape, thorny bushes and big rocks.