Qatar grants Burkina Faso $3m to support emergency education
Qatar and Burkina Faso signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which the Gulf country through its Fund for development (QFFD) will back education in the West African country to the tune of $3 million.
Olivia Rouamba, the Burkina Faso top diplomat signed the MoU on behalf of the African country.
Per the deal, Education Above All, a Qatari foundation will liaise between the two sides.
Burkina Faso has been dogged by several years of insecurity caused by terror groups and bandits. The situation has caused the external and internal displacement of populations most of whom are women and children.
Over 6, 383 schools have been closed nationwide due to the insecurity. Over one million pupils and 32.174 teachers have been affected and cannot return to class. Khalifa Bin Jassim Al-kuwari, head of the QFFD urged Burkina Faso to quickly summit projects deemed tailored for the situation.
The Fund also signed MoUs in education with Liberia and Senegal.