Child development centers damaged

By July 28, 2011

Burkina Faso (MNN) — A storm that recently hit Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou damaged three child development centers assisted by Compassion International.

No Compassion-assisted children have been harmed and none of their homes suffered storm damage either, according to reports.

A storm of heavy rains and wind nonetheless caused severe damage to Ad Cité de Saaba Child Development Center (BF-123), Kogly Kamba Child Development Center (BF-354), and Kaar Paala Sector 30 Child Development Center (BF-355).

Each center has roughly 200 children registered.

The main office of center BF-123 was flooded when part of the roof was damaged and three rooms were destroyed by the heavy rains.

The roof of Center BF-354 was destroyed, causing damage to computer equipment, clothing and food that is available to the Compassion-assisted children. Also, part of a wall for the church building collapsed.

Despite the damage, Center BF-354 has continued regular activities.

As for Compassion-assisted center BF-355, the roof of a room was destroyed as well as a hallway. The roof of the center's office is also leaking.

BF-355 has also decided to continue its regular activities.

Compassion International asks that you please pray for the staff of these centers as they clean up and survey the damage. Pray that work would indeed be able to continue unhindered, so that children would be able to receive the Gospel message unhindered. Pray for the children and their families as well.

Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected. Check for more updates on this situation here.

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