Burkina Faso


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Since expanding to Burkina Faso in 2014, buildOn has constructed more than 75 schools in the West African country—increasing access to education for vulnerable rural populations.

The UN Human Development Index ranks Burkina Faso as the seventh least developed country in the world, taking into consideration life-expectancy, education, and standard of living. Lack of access to education in Burkina Faso has resulted in a national literacy rate of only 35 percent. No country has ever achieved continuous and rapid economic growth without first having at least 40 percent of its adults able to read and write.

Our Burkina Faso Programs

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

Our programs have impacted thousands of lives in 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. $32,000 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

Support our programs
Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development

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