Burkina Faso: Building a better future through education

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Over the past decades, Burkina Faso has made impressive progress in education: from 60% of children out of school in the early 2000s to 70% of children now enrolled in primary school. But the country is facing big challenges, in particular persistent insecurity in the Sahel region. The Global Partnership for Education has supported Burkina Faso since 2003 and the GPE Board just approved a new US$33.8 grant to support enrollments in the regions most affected by the violence.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso

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Mrs. Binta Ouedraogo Ilboudo with her third grade class; Sandogo “B” primary school, District 7, Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
January 15, 2019
Binta Ilboudo has been a teacher in Burkina Faso for 13 years. She is one of the first teachers in the country to have been trained in the modernized curriculum, created with GPE support, and to use...
A young boy smiles at the camera at the Precious Gems Nursery. Guyana. Credit: GPE/Carolina Valenzuela
October 23, 2018
Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education of Guyana, outlines the priorities for the new education plan; how the Global Partnership for Education helps the country achieve results; and what she...
A young girl smiles at the camera at the Precious Gems Nursery. Guyana. Credit: GPE/Carolina Valenzuela
October 18, 2018
GPE has been supporting the government of Guyana improve the access and quality of early childhood education for the most disadvantaged children. Thanks to an integrated intervention that included...