Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in the heart of western Africa. With a population of 20 million, it is the 14th poorest nation in the world. The country is undergoing massive changes, with a high population of Muslims. The country suffers from droughts, extremist-related violence, civil unrest and a young population.
IMI has been working with Sheikh Issa Kindo, establishing the Imam Ali (AS) Institute in the country’s capital of Ouagadougou. Currently, 380 students receive religious and state education at the institute. In 2019, Imam Al-Baqir (AS) Library has been added to the Institute.
With help from Imamia Medics, the Imam Al-Sadeq (AS) school was established in the village of Citea’go. More than 12 schools across the country are currently supported by IMI.
IMI is currently working to build a new school and medical health facility with Sheikh Issa. The school serves to host hundreds of students, provide access to education, increase the country’s literacy rate for young boys and girls, and serve to provide safe and clean drinking water for the entire community.
View a special video about IMI’s work in the country of Burkina Faso:
View footage of the school currently under construction in Burkina Faso’s newly-converted Shia communities.
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