WHO ARE WE ?
Fina-Tawa is a non-profit organization, based in Ajaccio-Corsica since 2004. It aims at the realization of projects of sustainable development in some villages of Burkina Faso. It defends the will of indigenous people to decide on their own future and assist them to guarantee their basic rights. Fina-Tawa intervenes on these topics to sensitize the Western public opinion with the daily concerns of the burkinabe villagers, and thus makes it possible for volunteers to take part in the various actions organized by the organization.
In 1999, Valérie Roghi traveled from Corsica to Burkina Faso where she met her family for the 1st time, and through her family the all of Africa. After realizing the hard life conditions in which so many people were living in Burkina Faso she decided to create an nonprofit organization based in Corsica. The organization, called “FINA TAWA” which means CULTURAL JOURNEY started working in 2004. Valerie’s personal itinerary, going from her corsican culture, in which she grew up to her burkinabe cuture of her African family inspired the notion of “cultural journey”, the name of her organization.
Fina Tawa aims at the realization of projects of sustainable development in some villages of Burkina Faso.
During various meeting with villagers, three priority needs came out:
Sustainibility - the balance
Access to education – the freedom
Fina-Tawa intervenes on these topics to awaken the larger public opinion with the daily concerns of the burkinabe villagers, and thus makes it possible for volunteers to take part in the various actions organized by the organization.
The priority is to work in the most underprivileged rural zones of Burkina Faso, to make it possible for the villagers to reach a better standard of living in the respect of their cultural identity. It insures the continuation of the projects with a rigorous follow-up.
Through the creation and collaboration with local organizations, the needs, the quality standards and the objectives are defined in a joint way with the local population, thus the ancestral habits of work organization in group are entirely respected.