What is A.T.E.F. E.O
A.T.E.F.E.O is a French acronym for " Training and Education Program for Orphan Children". It is a non-profit organization founded by Nicole Kambou in Gaoua, Burkina Faso, to serve hundreds of children whose parents have died from HIV-AIDS or as a result of the civil war in neighboring Ivory Coast.
Nicole established the program in 1987, and has worked tirelessly for nearly a decade for official recognition from the Burkinabe government, which happened in 1996.
A.T.E.F.E.O does not have a building, paid staff or reliable source of revenue. The orphans are placed in the homes of local families. A volunteer board purchases medicine and food when donations are received.