Since the 1960s, development cooperation (DC) has been a central field of activities of ÖJAB, which has contributed significantly to the emergence of the education and integration sector. – www.oejab.at/eza
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YOUR DONATION PROVIDES HOPE AND FUTURE!
With a donation of
…EUR 70,- you enable a hygiene training for a community.
…EUR 120,- enable a child to attend school for one year.
100% of the collected money will be donated to our development projects for impoverished children, young people, families and communities in Burkina Faso. Any administrative costs incurred are covered by ÖJAB.
Donations to ÖJAB are tax deductible. Please state surname, first name and date of birth.
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ÖJAB AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Since 1961, ÖJAB has been working without interruption in development cooperation (DC) for the West African country Burkina Faso (formerly: Upper Volta). ÖJAB was a pioneer of Austrian development cooperation for this country. Today, Burkina Faso is one of the priority regions of the Austrian development cooperation.
In 1970, ÖJAB founded a technical school in Burkina Faso, which was considered a role model for development cooperation at the time. In 1995, the school was handed over to the self-administration of the State of Burkina Faso and continues to train students to become skilled professionals.
Improving the educational situation of the population in Burkina Faso is one of the greatest challenges for the development of the West African country. For this reason, the promotion of technical vocational training has been a focus of ÖJAB's development cooperation for many years.
...is a world without poverty, where our support is no longer needed.
...is to give people the opportunity to lead a self-determined life and improve their living conditions. With our work we contribute to reducing poverty and giving people a life perspective.
OUR FIELDS OF WORK
...currently comprises the two pillars
- Vocational training
- Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
Our projects are oriented towards the Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) of the United Nations. These Goals for Sustainable Development cover social, ecological and economic aspects and create transparent guidelines for the work of development policy actors.
With our projects, we contribute in particular to achieving the following Goals for Sustainable Development:
CONSULATE FOR BURKINA FASO IN AUSTRIA
In 1966 Burkina Faso, then still Upper Volta, installed a Consulate-General in Vienna and appointed ÖJAB President and founder Dr Bruno Buchwieser as Honorary Consul General. This consulate has since been run in an office shared with ÖJAB and was the only representation for Upper Volta / Burkina Faso in Austria until 1997.
Honorary Consul: Eduard Schüssler
Secretary's office: Martina Steinbauer
Address: Mittelgasse 16, 1060 Vienna
Phone: 01 5978301-820
AUSTRIAN-BURKINA FASO SOCIETY
Following the decision to establish an honorary consulate-general for Upper Volta / Burkina Faso, ÖJAB founder Dr Bruno Buchwieser also initiated the establishment of a bilateral society to provide support for development cooperation between Austria and Burkina Faso. The purpose of the Austrian-Burkina Faso Society was and still is to maintain and promote relations between Austria and Burkina Faso through social gatherings, lectures, exhibitions and publications.
President: Eduard Schüssler
Vice presidents: Mag. Irene Luhn; Dr. Thomas Motycka
Further members of the Executive Committee: PhDr. Petra Heidler, MBA; OStR Prof. Mag. Erwin Schreckensperger
Secretary General: Martina Steinbauer
Auditors: Wilhelm Perkowitsch; Mag. Bettina Pöltl
As an Austrian-foreign company, the Austrian-Burkina Faso Society is a member of the umbrella organisation PaN (Partner of all Nations)
ÖJAB has been supporting development work for West Africa with its projects for decades. On the following pages you will find a selection of completed ÖJAB projects in the field of development cooperation.