Sababu Founder and Musician Mamadou Diabaté

I come from a very large family in Burkina Faso that nourishes a 800 years old musical tradition. Despite our renown reputation we have always been rather poor. I remember getting my first pair of shoes only by the age of 11. When I was 12 my future seemed to hold nothing for me so I decided to run away from home.


I have lived on the streets for several years and making music is what saved me from criminality and drugs. I was lucky enough to meet other youngsters interested in music and so we spent our time practising and learning different instruments. In fact music helped us against hunger, thirst and pains. After some time we stared getting small gigs on festive occasions and were able to earn some money. In 1998 we even won the first prize of a cultural festival in my home town Bobo Dioulasso. Our hopes for success were then very high but the big breakthrough still didn't occur.


In 2000 I came to live in Austria und soon realised that education is the essential basis for all social, professional and economic development and I have been more than privileged to meet people willing to help me make it. So now it is my turn to give on what I have been given. For me this meant a free primary school just like the one I would have wanted to attend. Today more than 650 kids attend the the Sababu primary school and each one of them has more chances for a better future.


All I can say is a huge and great THANK you to all the helpers around the world who actually made it all happen. Without this continuous support the Sababu school would have never been possible. I am looking forward to the next steps and can't wait to get started with the building of the new Sababu High School.


With my kindest regards and best wishes for a prosperous 2019!

Mamadou Diabaté

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NEU ab 1. August 2023 für die steuerliche Absetzbarkeit in Österreich: Bitte überweist auf das Konto unserer Partnerorganisation HOPE’87, die den Transfer durchführt. Ihr Landesbüro, HOPE’87-Burkina Faso übernimmt die fachliche Begleitung des SABABU Projekts und überwacht die Fertigstellung der Schule sowie deren jährlichen Betrieb. 


Wassergasse 29/3

A-1030 Wien


IBAN AT04 1200 0100 0314 2949


Bei der Überweisung bitte gebt den Projektcode BF_2023_104, Sababu und dann, falls Ihr in Österreich steuerpflichtig seid, Euren Vor- und Familiennamen sowie Euer Geburtsdatum an.

NEW from 1 August 2023 for tax deductibility in Austria: Please make a bank transfer to the account of our partner organization HOPE'87, whose Country Office, HOPE'87-Burkina Faso, is responsible for the project's technical follow-up and oversees the school's completion and annual operation. 



Wassergasse 29/3

A-1030 Vienna


IBAN AT04 1200 0100 0314 2949


When transferring the money, please indicatete the project code BF_2023_104, Sababu and then, if you are a taxpayer in Austria, your first and last name as well as your date of birth.


* Überweisungen innerhalb der  EU kosten dich in der Regel nichts. Sollten Gebühren anfallen, wäre fein, wenn du sie übernehmen würdest. | Transactions within the EU are usually free of charge. Should fees apply we would greatly appreciate it if you would bare the costs. 

Danke für deine Hilfe! | Many thanks for your help!

SABABU - Verein für Chancengleichheit und Förderung des interkulturellen Dialogs

ZVR: 020365875, gegründet 2009

Mamadou Diabaté (Obmann | Chairman)

Tel +43 699 19035254

Mörikeweg 20a/1, A-1160 Wien

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