This association was created by five French and Swiss women friends after a trip to the village of Zanrcin in Burkina Faso. Moved by the determination of women and men of the village who had organised an association (Neb la Taaba meaning Unity is Strength in the Mosi language) to take their fate in their hands, these friends decided to create an association in France RESONANCE ZANRCIN to support Neeb la Taaba. Neeb la Taaba and Resonance Zanrcin, two associations, one in France and the other in Burkina Faso. One made by villagers willing to master their own destiny and the other made by French and Swiss friends attempting to help them obtain their autonomy through long lasting projects aiming at ensuring regular income. Children are the first to benefit from this improved quality of life. A school has recently been built in the village where there was none before.
Ici & Ailleurs
The “Garage School” project was created in 1999 by Mrs. Shabina Mustafa. She first opened a school in her own garage for about thirty children from destitute families.
In view of the growing demand she hired premises large enough for 200 students. Morning courses are meant for the youngsters and in the afternoon, adults (mostly women) are given the opportunty to learn reading and writing. This school is providing the access to education and care for girls and young women as well as for street kids and illiterate adults.
Ici & Ailleurs were requested to financially support the extension of the premises in order to include 80 additional students.
Association Enfants des collines
Enfants des collines is a humanitarian association established in 2004 by Cléa and Nora Rupp from Echandens. In collaboration with a Benin NGO, “Humanité Plus”, “enfants des collines’ are aiming at the improvement of living conditions for children in the villages of Mougnon and Allohoun –Oukanne in the Zou province in south Benin.
That goal is reached through: sponsoring of orphans and victims of children traffic allowing them to go to school and receive a daily meal, micro-credits to start up farming, access to drinking water through the financing and installation of a pump, improvement of sanitary conditions by building toilets, information to the parents about the hazards of children traffic, about malnutrition and lack of hygiene.
To apply this program and to cover the salary of “Humanité Plus” members, the funds required are relatively modest as compared to the large improvement to the quality of life for the countrymen and their children.
Népal, Enfance et Lumière (NEL)
Népal, Enfance et Lumière, an association established in 1993, has as a goal to take entire responsibility for small girls from destitute families enabling them to study in a good boarding school in Katmandu.
The children are selected in collaboration with Nepalese social workers. The small girls are mainly coming out of the slums, of carpets factories where they work twelve hours a day, of jail where children are being held with their parents if there is nobody else to take care of them.
In 2007 close to hundred kids and teenagers are going to school or college thanks to NEL.
Soucy, the first girl helped by NEL is presently our voluntary contact on the spot and is in charge of an orphanage for a French NGO.
In 2006 expenses were limited to 4% of the donations and sponsorships.
Enfants de Cusco
Enfants de Cusco is an association established in 1978 in Lausanne by Marguerite Bessard whose objective was helping destitute children in Cusco, Peru.
In 1992 the association, in order to better control the use of funds, established a Peruvian NGO, Niños del Cusco and bought a house in Cusco to shelter a nutritional and education centre, the CRIEN.
At the CRIEN are treated ill fed kids aged 0 to 5. The child and his mother are coming to the centre from 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. There they receive two meals a day and benefit from free medical consultations and dental care. The mothers are taught nutrition, hygiene, family planning and handwork. The CRIEN can accommodate up to 20 children simultaneously together with their mother and the treatment lasts between 3 and 6 months depending on the seriousness of the malnutrition. In order to ensure some prevention, courses are now given to pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers .
All the paid personnel is Peruvian; full time there are a director/manager who is a social worker, a nurse, a night watchman, a cook; part time there are a dietician, a physiotherapist, a paediatrician and a handwork teacher and as volunteers two Swiss trainees and a dentist.
The monthly budget amounts to Fr. 5’000.-. All the donated funds are reaching the CRIEN.