Empowering Children in Poverty Through Education
I am passionate about education and providing access to education for children in need as well as poverty alleviation. I had the opportunity to be a part of a team that raised funds to contribute to the building of Bethel Secondary School, Gourcy, Burkina Faso, West Africa. This was an education initiative to break the cycle of poverty organised by Giving Africa, a charity working to empower African children in poverty through education, in partnership with Article 25.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It has faced numerous challenges, including military coups until the 1980s, recurring droughts and high rates of HIV/AIDS. The poor quality of education is also a big problem, with Burkina Faso ranking 181 out of 187 countries for education based on Human Development Index scores. With access to an adequate level of education, inclusive of the infrastructure for education, Burkina Faso has a greater potential to break the cycle of extreme poverty through sustainable education.