Burkina Faso – the land of upright people!
Burkina Faso, (formerly Upper Volta), is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the south west.
Burkina Faso is one of the world’s poorest countries due to poor educational system, poor soils and a lack of infrastructure. The situation appears to be improving and there is a great need for volunteers to support the locals in their effort to development.
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.
Burkina should be on everyone’s travel list – it may not have many big-ticket attractions, but the warmth of its welcome and the friendliness of the Burkinabé people is unique. Wherever you go you’ll be greeted with a memorable bonne arrivée (‘welcome’) and a handshake.
The main attraction here is without a doubt the natural landscapes which range from the rugged outcrops of the Sindou Peaks to the abundant wildlife that can be found at Lake Tengrela or the four of Burkina Faso’s national parks.
The cities in Burkina Faso do not offer many sights or tourist attractions as such but the music and other forms of performing arts on offer are truly some of the greatest on offer in Africa.
The tourist industry has not really taken off in the country and, as such, the facilities can be rough and ready and a little more planning is needed for travelers than in more tourist orientated African countries. The lack of tourists is not necessarily a bad thing however and some of the spots you will visit have a really unspoiled feeling about them and the family run guesthouses feel very intimate and welcoming.
It’s one of the world’s poorest countries, but that doesn’t stop the Burkinabes walking with pride. Some of the friendliest faces you’ll see are in the streets of Burkina Faso’s villages and towns. Dancing is a favourite national pastime and centuries-old traditions are part of everyday life. There are hippos to be spotted, waterfalls to be admired, markets to be explored and songs to be sung.
Volunteer in Burkina Faso!
Go Volunteer Africa- Africa’s leading volunteer & travel organizations offers group summer volunteer opportunities in Burkina Faso. We offers exciting group summer volunteer in Burkina Faso opportunities for college and university students, high school groups, friends, families, corporate groups who would like to travel and volunteer in Burkina Faso as a group.
Go Volunteer Africa offers a number of opportunities for volunteering in Burkina Faso. You can spend your summer volunteering in Burkina Faso on a range of worthwhile projects including childcare, Teaching, Medical and Healthcare, or just a community development project.
Volunteer in Burkina Faso group summer programs allow you to spend your vacation experiencing and doing meaningful service to people in need.
Volunteer in Burkina Faso communities on projects in targeting the improvement on community economic development, education, and health. If you are looking for summer volunteer opportunities in Burkina Faso, please contact…..
With a focus on women and people living with disabilities, you could be delivering training to support income generation, conducting awareness-raising campaigns on HIV or malaria, improving English language skills, or creating online market opportunities.