Burkina Faso


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buildOn expanded to Burkina Faso in 2014, breaking ground on our first school in Taga Village.

Burkina Faso is currently ranked by the UN as the 7th economically poorest country in the world. It has one of the lowest levels of literacy in the world, with 73% of its population illiterate. No country has ever achieved continuous and rapid economic growth without first having at least 40% of its adults able to read and write. With this in mind, buildOn expanded to Burkina Faso with the generous support of actress and singer Katharine McPhee and Nick Cokas. Their support funded the first primary school.

Burkina Faso School Building

Just a few of the schools we’ve built and people we’ve impacted in Burkina Faso

Our programs have impacted thousands of students in Burkina Faso

  • Barkisou_Burkina Faso

    “Knowledge is on the pages of books, and with knowledge comes the power to dream.”

    Barkissou from Taga, Burkina Faso

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How You Can Help

Help us fund the next school built in Burkina Faso

Fundraise to Build a School in Burkina Faso

Use your creativity to raise awareness of the education crisis in Burkina Faso and fundraise to help end it. $35,000 will fund an entire school.

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Donate to Build a School in Burkina Faso

Help bring quality education to students living in poverty in Burkina Faso. Just $22 provides access to education for a child in Burkina Faso.

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Learn more about Burkina Faso programs
Contact Rosann Jager
Chief Program Officer, Global


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Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development

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