Bani Scholarship Program

Burkina Faso

For Granted worked with the Bani Scholarship School Committee to provide scholarships to secondary school students of rural Bani, Bukina Faso. Bukina Faso is a country in West Africa, with nearly half of the population subsisting on a dollar a day. Bani is a very poor area located between Ougadougou and Gorom-Gorom, that faces educational difficulties common in the country. The extreme poverty in Burkina Faso equates to a lack of resources and opportunity, especially relating to education.

This scholarship program enabled children to gain an education who would otherwise have to drop out of school before reaching their teenage years. Scholarships provided students with lodging and meals to successfully complete their secondary education.