Our Education Program is based on a policy of "whole child development," and the belief that access to basic education is a fundamental human right. Through engagement with the community, environment, and familial relationships we seek to ensure good physical and mental health, social emotional development, identity development, cognitive development, and academic development of all African children.
In 2011 The BO Foundation commissioned the building of the Association Hope for Burkina's Youth center, or AHBY, which has been instrumental in the education of children mostly affected by the conflict on the Northern border of Burkina Faso, which to this date has displaced some 1.9 Million people.
In 2021 The BO Foundation started the "My Sister's Keeper," a program aimed at empowering young women, educating them on their basic anatomy, and encouraging them to take ownership of themselves and their bodies. The initiative is led by 4x published author and entrepreneur Latisha Robb who has been an integral part of our Diaspora and Citizen Diplomacy Program, our Education Program, and our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
The BO Foundation currently sponsors the education of 60 students in Bassemyam Commune, which is a suburb of Ouagadougou. Through our sponsorship the students receive school supplies, tuition, meals, clothing, and when necessary financial support to their families. This year we hope to sponsor some of these children in an international Youth Exchange program, which we are currently asking our members to help support. There will be much more to come, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list, and follow all our social media pages!