Satonévri, a small village, has been one of the official twin cities of Viernheim since 1994. It is situated about 150 km to the south-west from the capital Ouagadougou in the prefecture Sissily. Satonévri is an association of municipalities, consisting of the districts of Sadouin, Tonon and Névri. The villages have about 4000 inhabitants. The FOCUS organization is to boost the cultural exchange between people from Africa and Europe. Various projects are to improve the conditions of life in Santonévri and its surrounding area effectively.All activities are subject to the assumption of mutual respect and the wish to learn from each other, as equal partners do in any cooperation.

In July 2004 the ACSA organization of the Italian community Rovigo also signed a twinning agreement,aiming to promote the development of the people in Africa even more effectively with three partners involved.

If you like to learn more about life in Satonévri, click here

The FOCUS e.V. organization conducts regular journeys to Satonévri, both project - and meeting oriented ones. If you like to read the reports of participants, click here.