Burkina Faso victim tells students 'make your dreams come true' in final video

In the last video messages recorded by two of the Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso, the teachers speak about living your dreams.

Quebecers killed in attack were on humanitarian mission to help build schools

'I'm sending hugs and kisses,' Maude Carrier says in a video recorded before she was killed in an attack on Ouagadougou. (Commission scolaire de la Capitale/Facebook)
In the last video messages recorded by two of the Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso, the teachers speak of living your dreams and the humanitarian work they'd been doing.
'It's very warm, 32 degrees right now, and our trip is going well,' says Louis Chabot in a video recorded before he was killed during the attacks in Burkina Faso's capital city. (École Boudreau school/Facebook)

Maude Carrier and Louis Chabot were part of a group of six Quebecers who were enjoying a meal in Ouagadougou when the capital city came under attack.

Four of them worked, or had worked, for the Capitale school board in Quebec City.

Carrier and Chabot had both taught at Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf school. More recently, Chabot was working at Boudreau school for adult learning.

On Facebook, the teachers' final messages to their students were shared by officials at Boudreau and the Capitale school board in Quebec City.

In the videos, they wish their students Happy New Year in French from a noisy street in Ouagadougou. They speak about their humanitarian work and how much they've been enjoying themselves.

Carrier tells her students to "be happy and make your dreams come true."

Before saying goodbye, Carrier looks into the camera and blows a kiss. 

"I'm sending hugs and kisses," she says.

In Chabot's video, he wishes his students good luck on their exams and says he's enjoying his trip.

"It's very warm, 32 degrees right now, and our trip is going well," he says, adding that they've been helping a lot of people.

Psychological support

The other Quebec victims include Yves Carrier, a retired principal, his wife Gladys Chamberland, their son Charles-Élie Carrier, and Maude Carrier, the daughter of Yves Carrier.

Suzanne Bernier, a retired principal who worked at Saint-Paul-Apôtre School, was also killed.

All six were in Burkina Faso to help build a school.

The school board has provided psychologists for staff and students who want to talk as they grieve.


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