Gampela Centre


Ben* lives in Burkina Faso and he loves to read!

June, 2022, 2 min read.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in western Africa, can be a challenging place to grow up in. 90% of its people are dependent on subsistence

Burkina Faso Summer Update

June, 2022, < 1 min read.
Challenges here include a recent military coup, and years of domestic terrorism that have left a million+ citizens internally displaced. Dozens of displaced families have

Burkina Faso Winter Update

January, 2022, 4 min read.
In 2012 Pastor John Tandamba had the vision to develop a school and a church in the impoverished outskirts of the country’s capital city, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso Spring Update

June, 2021, < 1 min read.
In 2012 Pastor John Tandamba had the vision to develop a school and a church in the impoverished outskirts of the country’s capital city, Ouagadougou.

A 7-Year Old Girl Walks 250km

November, 2020, < 1 min read.
John encountered a mother, Elenne, and her three children, aged two, four, and seven. They had travelled 250 km by foot over 20 days after

Burkina Faso Fall Update

November, 2020, 2 min read.
In March 2020, schools, public transportation, and markets shut down. A 7:00 pm curfew was established. In late April, grade nine students were able to

Rosalie’s Story

April, 2020, < 1 min read.
Rosalie (“Rosa”) is in grade 7 at the Gampela School. When Rosalie’s parents were married, they traveled to the Ivory Coast in search of a

Burkina Faso Spring Update

April, 2020, < 1 min read.
We are happy to report the expansion of the food program to middle-school students in grades 6 to 9. There is little more rewarding than

Engaging the Community

November, 2019, < 1 min read.
A young father named Jonas was  hired part-time last year to coordinate the lunch-time food program for primary students. As many of the students come

Hungry No More

February, 2019, < 1 min read.
For most of us, hunger is solved in a few moments by reaching for a snack or meal. For Maurice* in Burkina Faso, that rumble was