Images from Burkina Faso

Photo Essay: Images from Burkina Faso

Whilst Burkina Faso sits as one of the poorest African nations in the world, it’s also one of the most culturally diverse with a people who have an air simplicity and enduring happiness. This series of images show a mélange of environments and humanitarian efforts with buildOn to fund and build a school in the rural Nabadagogo village—facilitating education to a people with a staggeringly low literacy rate.

buildOn breaks the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through youth service programs in some of the nation’s toughest high schools and by building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries. To learn more about the movement, visit


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AdrienAn avid hiker, photographer, and native Australian living in the United States, Adrien embodies the Aussie lust for exploration and adventure. His passion for photography has led him across the globe in search of beauty and wonder, from the deserts of Morocco to the steamy jungles of the Amazon and majestic peaks of the Himalayas. Adrien posts his favorite photos from his journeys on or follow him on Google+ and Instagram.

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