Volunteer Burkina Faso

 

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Volunteer Work Burkina Faso


The landlocked nation of Burkina Faso in west Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world ranking in 182nd place out of 186 countries and territories in 2019 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Life expectancy is just over 53yrs and in one recent 12 month period a staggering 1000,000 children were orphaned as a result of AIDS/HIV. In fact one out of every five children in Burkina Faso is an orphan or as been abandoned.



With just 20% of the population earning a wage, you may expect there to be many volunteer work placements and opportunities in Burkina Faso. In fact, there are very few ~ the country simply has no working infrastructure and those in charge are poorly educated with just 8% of eligible children actually attending secondary school. What volunteer work there is focuses on education and orphans as well as health awareness in an attempt to stop the population being further decimated by the AIDS virus.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Burkina Faso have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVId-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Burkina Faso let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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