A Better Future for Eunice

By Lauren Anderson, Monday July 2, 2018

Eunice is a young student in the CP2 (grade 2) class at Impact Burkina Faso – Village of Hope who has not allowed her circumstances to limit her future. Despite growing up without a father, Eunice received the wonderful prize of a bike for getting the best grades at the end of the 2016-2017 school year with an average of 9.60 out of 10.

In addition to being a excellent student, she is also incredibly polite and respectful. Eunice truly has a great future in store for her!

The Village of Hope School, which has educated thousands of students since opening in 2002, began out of compassion for impoverished and orphaned children living in Burkina Faso’s isolated rural communities. Situated just outside of the capital city of Ouagadougou, it has grown to provide quality education, healthcare, and nutritious food to over 500 elementary and secondary-school aged children each year.

Many of Burkina Faso’s rural villages are so remote they have no public schools, and in some cases school infrastructure has been built but not opened due to a shortage of teachers willing to relocate to the village. Founders Michel and Lydia Ouedraogo as well as their son, Samuel, work together with a team of dedicated local Burkinabe to provide a better future for children — like Eunice — from rural villages who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend school. Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do it without you.