The Project

In 1989, Françoise Pedeau, a nurse and midwife, decided to borrow a wheelchair to help a disabled child named Moussa. But after seeing the profound change in the child’s life, Françoise knew that much more must be done. Soon the Centre for the Advancement of the Handicapped (CAH) was launched in Mahadaga, Burkina Faso.

Today, more than 20 years later, Handicapés en Avantprovides medical treatment, post-surgery care, physiotherapy and specialty equipment to handicapped children and adults. A school on the property provides quality education for the deaf and blind. In addition, vocational and life skills training enables these children to gain independence.

Not only has tremendous expansion occurred in the last 20 years, the Centre has also physically, emotionally and spiritually transformed the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Thank you for your faithful partnership with SIM to make ministries such as this one thrive. We could not do it without you!