Burkina Faso

Child advocates

We provide children with tools and training they need to access education, overcome barriers and be a voice for change. We’ve had an office in Burkina Faso since 1987.

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Partnering for change

Thank you to our implementing partners for making dreams come true in Burkina Faso…

  • Christian Organization for Mutual Aid and Development
  • OCADES Fada
  • OCADES Koupela
  • Evangelical Church Service in Mission
  • Christian Relief & Development Organization
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We foster quality child development

In Burkina Faso, we work with experts inside and outside our organization to support early childhood, a critical time of development. We’re changing mindsets, working with the government to deliver comprehensive, holistic curriculum to classrooms and child-friendly spaces in camps for the internally displaced. We’re helping kids find care, enrol in school and boosting their access to quality early education.


Did you know...

  • Burkina Faso has a population of 21.4 million
  • The economy relies on agriculture. Nearly 80 percent of the active population is employed in the sector
  • 30.5 percent of people live on less than US$2.15/day
  • 40.6 percent of children are enrolled in secondary school
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Donations at work in
Burkina Faso
0 ,200+
Sponsored children
Local partners
0 ,700+
Dreamers (of all ages)


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Special school is a safe space for girls escaping gender violence

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Working with our peers in Burkina Faso to spur positive change

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How are we giving brave internally displaced children a voice?

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You ask. We answer. Happily.
– equal access to opportunities and resources, such as clean water, healthcare and quality education
– confidence, knowledge and leadership skills to realize their rights
– opportunities to have their voices heard through community clubs, public forums and our sponsorship programming
– the tools to play an active role in improving the systems that are supposed to protect them
And, letters sent between donor and sponsored child contribute to building a child’s confidence, so they’re encouraged to create a brighter future for themselves.