HOPE’87 and HOPE’87-Burkina Faso promote basic education that meets the essential criteria of contemporary knowledge transfer in order to build the foundation for adequately facing socio-economic adversities. In the face of repeated phases of crisis, it has been shown time and again in Burkina Faso and Mali that the ability to fall back on solid core competencies has proven its worth. Schooling for children, but also specialised schooling and vocational training, as well as training and further training of special skills for young people, represent a major focus here.

In this context, HOPE’87 and HOPE’87-Burkina Faso attach particular importance to enforcing access to project facilities for girls and boys as well as for disabled and disadvantaged young people in equal measure, in order to counteract structural disadvantages already in childhood and adolescence and to broaden the scope of action. 

The project not only trains key national education officials in both countries and produces an advocacy paper for inclusive and quality education, but also increases the inclusive capacity of the school infrastructure in the Koloko and Finkolo communities, for example by building ramps and toilet facilities suitable for the disabled.

In addition, 10 classes will be equipped with computers and 10 education inspectors and 75 teachers will be trained in the use of digital technologies in the classroom. 

More than 1,000 children and almost 100 pedagogues will be reached by the project!

Thank you to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research for funding this project!