Burkina Faso

BASE – BURKINA ACTION SOLIDAIRE ET D’ENTRAIDE

BASE is an NGO with three main focus areas: child development and education, economic development, and peace-building. They take care of street children and youth in order to contribute to their social and professional integration. While they provide a variety of services for their participants, they also use football as an exit strategy for youth experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and other social difficulties

Participants

Marginalised youth

Locations

Across the country, including Ouahigouya, Ramatoulaye, Koumbri, Ramatoulaye, Namissiguima, Youba, and Tougou

Homelessness Statistics

45%
Of the population live on less than US$1.25 a day
0.9%
of women over 25 have had access to secondary education
3.2%
of men over 25 have had access to secondary education

Burkina Faso is one of the countries with the lowest Human Development Index in the world (UNDP, 2018). Around 44.6% of the population live below the national poverty level, on less than US$1.25 a day.

Living in a landlocked country, climate change, landscape degradation and slow economic development makes the country’s population particularly vulnerable to economic shocks, which limit vulnerable people’s access to food, as well as housing.

Access to sanitation and electricity is poor, while insufficient investment in education and infrastructure make any development gains hard to maintain. (World Food Programme, 2018).