Burkina Faso, West Africa

We recently partnered with Warissoul Anbiya Association in Bobo-Diolassou to provide free education to local vulnerable children.
The school runs on a full-time basis and provides children with both an academic and Islamic education. Many of these children would otherwise have no access to education.

There is also a self-sufficiency aspect to the project. The school will be starting a chicken farm and the aim is for egg and meat sales to generate sufficient income to run the school. 

These kinds of projects have a long term return on investment and teach the communities not to be reliant on aid. Aside from this, they serve as a practical demonstration for the children to learn to be self-sufficient in life. 

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Burkina Faso Humanitarian Crisis Facts 

  • The past two years have seen a sharp deterioration in the security situation across Burkina Faso’s northern and eastern regions due to the presence of non-state armed groups.
  • Violence has resulted in the emergence of an unprecedented humanitarian emergency in a country more traditionally subject to chronic food and nutritional insecurity.
  • The violence led to the displacement of more than one million people in just two years and has left 3.5 million people in need of assistance, a 60% increase from Jan 2020 to Jan 2021.
  • Despite rains in 2020, food insecurity and malnutrition remain at alarming levels, especially in areas affected by insecurity. More than 1.5 million people need protection in 2021.
  • As of January 2021, more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed with 118 deaths. Humanitarian needs are the highest since 2018, with 3.5 million people in need of assistance.

Information obtained from https://reports.unocha.org/en/country/burkina-faso/ 

Bobo-Diolassou is the country’s second largest city and its chief trade and industrial centre, Bobo Dioulasso has bicycle assembly works, cigarette factories, cotton gins, and a variety of food-processing plants. The sale of ivory, bronze, and iron handicrafts, as well as traditionally crafted jewellery, is economically significant. Fruits and vegetables are sold in the large marketplace. Major roads radiate from the city, and it is a stop on the rail line between Abidjan (capital of Côte d’Ivoire) and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. Borgo International Airport is just to the west. Bobo Dioulasso is an Islamic centre with a large clay mosque dramatically studded with wooden pikes. It has a college, the West African Centre for Economic and Social Studies, and it is the seat of government research institutes for geology and mines and for cotton and textiles.

Information obtained from https://www.britannica.com/place/Bobo-Dioulasso