An artistic eye on sensitive archives

The Vaud Cantonal Archives are pleased to present an enhancement  of the Sentinelles Foundation's archives through the artistic intervention of the Marie-Louise collective. To be visited from 1 March.

After a long process of analysis, evaluation and processing, the Sentinelles Foundation's archives have been donated to the Vaud Cantonal Archives (ACV). While these archives can be consulted (in part) in the ACV reading room, the inventory has been accessible online since October 2020.
The Cantonal Archives, in collaboration with Sentinelles, have chosen to promote this donation by organising an online conference on Noma, followed by an exhibition of drawings, since 1 March in the ACV reception hall.
The ACV commissioned the Marie-Louise Collective, made up of artists from the region who had access to part of the Sentinelles archives. Through their drawings, these artists offer their vision of these files and of the work of Sentinelles with children suffering from Noma disease.
Guided tours of the exhibition and of the Cantonal Archives will take place, upon registration (limit of 10 people per group):
- Thursday 27 May at 5.30 pm
- Wednesday 2 June at 12.30 pm
- Monday 7 June at 5.30 pm
Registration: or 021 316 37 11.

Sentinelles celebrates its 40th anniversary

Expo 2020
At the Lausanne Town Hall Forum, from October 14 to 31, an exhibition retraced the four decades of our Foundation's actions in favor of people in major distress. To see some images of this exhibition, click here.

Support concert of the Brass Band Arquebuse

Organized by "Les Amis de Sentinelles", the Brass Band Arquebuse offers a concert in favor of children victims of noma. 34 professional musicians or students in the professional class of the Geneva Conservatory, playing a full range of brass instruments, do us the honor and the pleasure of dedicating these musical moments to support our work with these children.

Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m., Victoria Hall, Geneva.

Sentinelles-Fribourg celebrates our 40th anniversary with music

Sentinelles Fribourg celebrates the 40th anniversary of our Foundation with music.
To celebrate with us, come and combine pleasure and solidarity on October 2 at the Center Phénix in Fribourg.



Sentinelles will be present at the fair of Saint-Martin in Vevey on November 12 with its homemade jams and African crafts.


flyer Bellevaux

The Bellevaux Theatre has been kind enough to offer us a representation in support of our actions on November 17, 2019. All the more reason to enjoy! (Click on picture to enlarge).

Two support concerts

The Vevey Symphony Choir, under the direction of Luc Bagdhassarian, gives us the honor and the pleasure to perform at two concerts to support us in our action. Do not miss !

The fight of Sentinelles against the noma

Two students from Eracom (Lausanne) questioned by the noma

For their master's thesis, Marie-Lou and Hervé, two (former) students wanted to film the work of Sentinelles in favor of the child victims of noma.

Shot in Burkina Faso, they filmed in particular Marietta, a child whose very survival was threatened. Greeted at the Ouagadougou Reception Center, they accompanied her until she returned to her family. They also followed two other girls who came to Switzerland for surgery.

This film, "A visage découvert", was premiered in September. Hervé and Marie-Lou wishing to show it in festivals, it is not yet accessible to the public. The video above, lasting 5 minutes, is an extract.

Take a tour of Burkina Faso in the footsteps of Marietta, and see how the work of Sentinelles offers the victims of the noma the prospects for a smiling future.

New videos of the Sentinelles action

New videos have been created to present the action of Sentinelles in different countries: Burkina Faso, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Colombia. You can see all of them under Multimedia (in French). Below, the one that concerns Burkina Faso: