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Bruno, 13, is digitalizing the Sahel

In many parts of the world, talented and ambitious young people face a gigantic threshold keeping them out of higher education: Poverty.

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A new hashtag – #mycoronapromise

In spine-chilling tales, we often hear the main character say: if I survive this I promise to... and then something positive, of course, that the person may have said before, but had not taken sufficiently into consideration to implement it.
Maybe the corona crisis is that spine-chilling tale and you are the main character?
(NB. Text in Swedish available in the lower half of this page)

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Corona hours - A Time for Learning!

In our village Nakamtenga, as everywhere on earth, measures are taken to meet Corona, or rather avoid Corona. It is important that we do not expose those who are at risk. I feel immense gratitude for the huge capacity of action and the efforts to quickly change our life patterns, which the world has shown instantly! What lessons can we draw and how do we use this power to address all the big issues that will create a better world – and obviously in no time if we all do it together?

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Take care of each other

It is important that everyone takes responsibility for stopping the corona spread.

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The Era of digital learning platforms

The concept of The Good Village has raised a lot of interest. And not only in Burkina Faso. We have heard many people spontaneously say: “This would probably work really well here too”.

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Women´s Day support in song

Sweden does not exactly come to a halt on the 8th of March, even though the International Women´s Day gradually has become a significant commemoration. However, in Nakamtenga, it is thoroughly celebrated by everyone.

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Water in the desert

There is no life without water. There is no water in the desert. Or...?

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Planting a tree that will stand 2 000 years as a symbol for peace

You have seen such pictures many times: Villagers get together to plant trees. Increasingly a frequent sight in Africa when governments and local communities and NGO:s try to preserve the soil, save agriculture and stop desertification, etc.

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An ambassador for all children

Being a most versatile programme, a great variety of experts and professionals has contributed in the construction of Yennenga Progress as a role model to local communities. And now yet another title can be added to this list: Ambassador for Children’s Rights. An ambassador for children.

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Couture, Yennengas textile training programme

The colossal building site, where the new Slussen traffic carousel will emerge, has not only resulted in a tourist attraction in its own  right but also that you for the moment cannot literally look at products from Nakamtenga.

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... and here’s a completely different way to improve village health care

Merging creative ideas in order to increase cash income with simultaneously improving  social conditions has become almost a trademark of  The Good Village. And here is yet another way:

Eva Åberg, professional masseuse, is grinding shea nuts which will turn into clay which in turn will produce a butterlike oil, shea butter (karité), the new product, Nakamtenga massage oil.

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Chez Nakamtenga is growing

Lunch in a bustling African capital? A quick break for urban office workers?

Actually, rather the opposite. This is “restaurang-skolan”, the training ground for chefs and nutritional knowledge and efficient use of available local food products in Nakamtenga. So how come this most rural settlement, dominated by small scale farming, may provide also such a photo?

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Swedish burgers create food security!

A secure and preferably extended agricultural season has become a central issue for Yennenga Progress. And now the true work can start thanks to a new collaboration with the Swedish food company, MAX Burgers.

Image: Richard Bergfors, CEO of MAX Burgers and Stina Berge general secretary of Yennenga Progress sign the agreement on the cooperation that will secure food supply in Nakamtenga and beyond.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We at Yennenga Progress would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and very Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.

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Bidra till en God jul i Nakamtenga!

Jul handlar om liv, hopp och födelse, kanske rent av pånyttfödelse.
Årets Yennenga-julklapp är därför rent vatten! En förutsättning för allt liv.

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Recent visit of Dentists Without Borders to Nakamtenga

Living without dental problems in Africa often depends on two conditions: The effectiveness of the Coca-Cola distribution network (mostly it is amazingly good) and poor families' ability to increase their cash income. The more untouched by this "modern" influence, the less need to look after your teeth during childhood.

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Involving children in solidarity work

It is an unwritten principle among most humanitarian NGO:s not to persuade children to donate money. However, involving them in solidarity work is often a most gratifying task, the children learn for the future and they feel proud to be able to participate.

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Global surgery – making the cut for everyone’s right to health | The Swedish Forum for Human Rights, 2019

He says the healing process starts at the door to the hospital. It is about being seen, understood, believed, and taken seriously.
He says the healing is not done when the surgery is successfully over.
It is a process and there are so many pieces to it: Medical care, mental health but also about rule of law and democracy.
Therefore, we can all act to improve access to good health care globally.

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