A Touareg riding his camel through Burkina Faso on his way to Mali.
Want to learn some Mooré?
"Ne ye beogo!"
Mooré is the most widely spoken native language in Burkina Faso spoken by the Mossi tribe. Follow the link to download and listen to an audio lesson plan I recorded and created using native speakers in Mooré. The audio lesson guides you through common salutations used here in Burkina Faso.
I designed the logo for our bike tour, the logo was printed on the tour t-shirt which each rider wore throughout the tour. Peace Corps Volunteers biked around the country to raise funds for the PC Burkina Faso Gender and Development Committee, a portion of these proceeds were later used to sponsor the first ever Women Health and Leadership Conference.
Ismaël Cissè young artisan in Burkina Faso
I created a video with the help of fellow PCVs Emily Burton and Tyler Lloyd highlighting the talented young artisan Ismaël Cissé. Ismaël works and lives in Ouagadougou, you can find him and his artwork at the Artisan Village.
With the help of my Burkinabe counterpart Juan Zabre, we asked our town Mayor to allow us to use the unused basketball court to start a youth basketball clinic during the summer vacation. We had a great turn out the first week and now the kids play on the court everyday!
Over a year and a half ago now, these are pictures of my little host brothers posing like Jay-Z with the Yankee hat I gave them and posing for their folk album cover.
Burkina Faso’s Mask Festival in Dedougou last year. The mask represent different spirits, when a person wears the mask they are no longer that person, but instead in body the spirit and perform a traditional dance . The masks are handmade, no mask is exactly the same and each ethnic group has their own style of mask making.