Hinrik and Gully, our team leaders and field workers in Bobo in Burkina Faso, are busy welcoming new students. School is set to start October 7th which is five days later than originally intended.

The situation in Ouagadougou appears to have calmed down after the leader of the coup, General Gilbert Diendere, surrendered himself to the authorities yesterday. An uneasy situation presented itself last Tuesday when the presidential army, the coup leaders, took refuge and refused to disarm. They suffered heavy gunfire from the National Army and abandoned their base. At least 11 people died and over 270 were injured in protests triggered by the coup.