Burkina Faso

is a poor, landlocked country that relies heavily on cotton and gold exports for revenue.


Population below poverty line (2009 est.)


Unemployment (2004 est.)

43% Male & 29.4% Female

Literacy rate. Total population: 36% (2015 est.)
*Sources: CIA World Factbook


Edify began operations in 2013.

We have impacted 26,828 students with a Christ-centered education.


School leaders trained: 360  |  Teachers trained: 354


124 loans disbursed to 95 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $1,168,621


Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2018


David Kabre,
Christian Transformation
and Training Officer

David Kabre is a Christian Transformation and Training Officer in Burkina Faso. He has also worked with international Christian organizations like Navigators and Compassion International (BF).

David has a history of working with schools and teachers and loves education. He is actively involved in evangelism through his church.


Ismaël K. Tiemtore,

Technology Support Officer

Ismaël K. Tiemtore started his career in 2001 with DIACFA High Tech as a computer technician, a company specializing in networking, computer maintenance, and computer hardware sales. From 2009-2014 he won many short-term contracts with UNICEF and Burkina Faso’s Administration and Information Technology Department where he was responsible for software installation, maintenance, and computer hardware inventory. In 2015, he participated in the installation and the maintenance of computer labs at Edify partner schools as a contractor before joining the Edify Team full time in August 2017. 

Ismaël obtained his University Diploma in Technology (Diplome Universitaire de Technologie), Higher National Diploma (Brevet de Technicien Supérieure) and CISCO Systems Certificate.

Ismaël has worked with the youth at his church teaching Sunday school and at children’s camps. 

Dramane Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso Program Director

Dramane joined Edify in 2018 as the Burkina Faso Program Director after recently graduating with an M.A. in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University. Prior to his enrollment at Columbia, he was an ESL instructor of junior and senior high schools, as well as at the American Language Center for the Public Diplomacy office of the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou. He also served as the Academic and Access Microscholarship Program Coordinator for the Embassy.

Before his work at the embassy, Dramane was Principal of junior and senior high schools, most notably working to embed multicultural curriculums between his school in Ouagadougou and Hamilton College in Scotland. He has also worked as a freelance interpreter and translator.

Dramane also holds an M.A. in Foreign Civilization from the University of Ouagadougou.

Dramane converted to Christianity from Islam in 9th grade and has since led his family to Christ.