Humanity & Inclusion in Burkina Faso
Our team has been present in Burkina Faso since 1990, improving access to key services and promoting greater societal inclusion for people with disabilities.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. The most marginalized members of the community, including people with disabilities, frequently live in poverty and have no access to education or healthcare.
A recent study showed that 85% of people with disabilities have received no education, 56% are unemployed, with a lack of professional qualifications cited as the main reason, and 44% feel socially excluded.
Our Current Work
Currently, Humanity & Inclusion employs a team of 57 national staff and three expatriates who work diligently to:
- Provide rehabilitation services
- Promote inclusive education
- Support child abuse prevention efforts
- Promote peace by supporting women's organizations
Humanity & Inclusion provides people living in the Center East (Tenkodogo) region with information on rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and works with the ministry to ensure functional rehabilitation is taken into account in national health policies.
The organization also supports the training of health and functional rehabilitation professionals.
Ensure All Children Have Access to Education
Humanity & Inclusion works to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education by:
- Integrate children with disabilities into public schools
- Training teachers and other stakeholders within the education sector
- Raising awareness about the importance of including children with disabilities in all aspects of society
Child Abuse Prevention
In partnership with Terre des Hommes, Humanity & Inclusion's "Struggle Project" reduces child abuse by strengthening protection systems at the national and local levels using a participatory approach involving children, communities, and state services to develop a chain of actors that work together in local networks of protection.
Promoting Peace By Supporting Women's Organizations
Humanity & Inclusion works to reduce inter- and intra-community conflict by supporting women's organizations engaged in inclusive peace and social-cohesion initiatives in the provinces of Séno and Oudalan.
One of the objectives of this work is to ease tensions between Malian refugees and local host communities.