LPJ: since 2008, the Lycée pour la Promotion des Jeunes (LPJ) has been pursuing its educational mission in Fada N'Gourma, the capital of the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso. It wants to offer young people effective training, to make them the citizens of tomorrow, and to promote the development of human society. It offers middle school and BEPC preparation classes, both day classes (LPJ) and evening classes (EPJ) for young people and adults who have dropped out of school.
EPMO Tambiga : Macy Ountani Primary School (EPMO) is a private school run by Fondacio Burkina which is located in the bush, in the village of Tambiga, about 30 km south of Fada N'Gourma. It allows children in the area to attend primary school, even though the nearest public school is more than 5 km away.
The village of Tambiga is marked by pastoral and agricultural activity where the habit of sending children to school is not yet fully established. The presence of EPMO is therefore essential, especially since the good results have established its reputation over the years.
Above all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Lord for allowing me to live a wonderful experience in Fondacio and for guiding and supporting me during these four years in the pastoral responsibility of the Ouagadougou region.
I lived this time in a sharing of fraternal love with all my brothers in Burkina Faso. I was very happy with the support of all in this noble mission that the person in charge of the Fondacio Country Council had kindly entrusted to me.
The task has certainly not been easy, especially in a region like Ouagadougou where there are many requests. But, by the grace of God and the support of the brothers and sisters and in a total gift to Christ, the mission was accomplished.
"I would like to give thanks to the Lord for all his blessings to me. May his name be praised forever." Amen!
In charge of Youth Fondacio in Burkina Faso
I had only one question since I was 12 years old.
What should I do for others? Invited to help animate the couple session in 2008 in Leo, I met Fondacio after several pastoral commitments in various movements and I have remained since then, very grateful for the wonderful journey I have made.
In the quest to be able to take action to impact my surroundings, I was able to set up in 2013, with others, an association to help orphans and abandoned children. To date, we have enrolled about twenty children in school in the province and quickly signed an agreement with an Italian association in the field of community health.
More than 2500 people experiencing poverty have been cared for. My vocation, nourished since childhood, finds its full meaning in this way and Fondacio has given me the tools to be able to achieve it.
Joining others in distress to make the journey with them, to accompany them and to restore their dignity and hope is my only satisfaction in building a more humane and just world. I thank God for the profound transformation I have undergone through Fondacio's charism.
I met Fondacio in 1986 when I was still a student, I was looking for direction for my life and my future.
I can say that this meeting is one of the most wonderful. What impressed me a lot was the concern that the members have for each other through a spirituality that speaks well of the other.
I realize today that I know myself better in both my poverty and wealth. I have learned to accept myself to dare commitment and responsibility.
To seek a unity of life built over time in my family, professional and social life. Having accepted the responsibility entrusted to me, I was able to experience the closeness between faith and responsibility; my faith was deepened.
A beautiful experience for my mission to raise young people who dare to commit themselves for a more humane and just world in a desperate Africa.
The country is marked by its isolation. Its logistical outlets include the ports of Abidjan (Ivory Coast, connected by rail with Ouagadougou) and Tema (Ghana). Its economy, which is very agricultural (30% of GDP, 80% of jobs) is dependent on rainfall.
In this respect, adaptation to climate change is a real challenge on which the country is pioneering in Africa, as well as on renewable energies (Zagtouli solar power station).
Gold, together with cotton, generates nearly 95% of the country's export earnings. It is mainly exported to Switzerland and South Africa. Burkina Faso remains one of the leading cotton producers in Africa (4th place in 2018-2019).
Burkina Faso is engaged in a development effort supported by the partners. The round table organized by the country in Paris in December 2016 was a success (12.7 billion euros of pledges of support). Foreign investments have been mobilized in particular on the development of central infrastructures such as solar energy and the interconnection of networks, which will better supply populations and businesses.
The Doing Business index on the ease of doing business is stable (151 out of 190 in 2019). The country is a member of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).