Burkina Faso

Association IQRA

IQRA aims at contributing to the establishment of peace and sustainable socio-economic and cultural development in Burkina Faso through the promotion of peace and quality education for disadvantaged and vulnerable persons, including women, children, people with disabilities, Quranic school children (talibés), and street children. IQRA achieves this through equipping Quranic schools with training materials and school kits, and training of teachers and administrators in nonviolent communication, peace citizenship and democracy. IQRA also organizes workshops and conferences on peace and non-violence.

IQRA has been able to train 501 street children to the level of literacy that was accepted and acknowledged by the Ministry of Education Statistics. Also more than 200 women have been educated and trained in income generating activities in Quranic centers.