Botiminto means for the sake of tomorrow in Bissa, the language spoken in Zigla-Koulpélé, a small village in Burkina-Faso. ​Botiminto aims to motivate and incentivize students, especially those in primary, elementary and high school, to see education as the most viable way out of poverty. Many students face obstacles in their daily lives that hinder their academic success, thus creating an environment for them to prosper and motivating them to succeed would be invaluable.

Initially, the Organization will focus its operations in the province of Boulgou and the village of Zigla-Koulpélé. However, the long-term goal is to extend those operations and activities to reach more localities in Burkina-Faso and potentially even abroad. YOU can help our efforts by making a tax deductible contribution.

Zigla-Koulpélé is a small community of about 5000 people situated in the Boulgou province of Burkina Faso. As with most communities in the Boulgou province, the inhabitants of Zigla-Koulpele are part of the Bissa ethnic group. Members of the community are farmers who primarily grow peanuts, millet and corn and raise sheeps, goats and poultry.

Zigla Koulpélé has two primary schools each with more than 500 students and a middle school with more than 200 students. After middle school, students must commute seven kilometers to Garango to attend high school.

Why Zigla-Koulpélé? Samir calls Zigla his village. His father grew up in Zigla and Samir himself spent his summers there, during which time, he used to help herd the cows, sheeps and goats of his uncle, the village-chief. He cares deeply for this community, especially for the kids who grow up there and would love nothing more than to see them become successful and productive members of society.

If you would like to help us in our efforts, please make a tax deductible donation.

Our Partners

Alkebu Style is a conscious clothing social enterprise supplying bright, colorful, slim-fitted dress shirts and accessories. Alkebu Style donates part of their revenue ($5/shirt and $1/pocket square) to Botiminto. By buying an item from them you will be supporting our efforts. The enterprise was started with the intention to increase economic opportunities (income) for the skilled tailors involved by giving them access to an international customer base. The tailors are all based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their shop can found here.

Latest News

From October 2017 to late January 2018, the academic schedule was disrupted by strikes and riots around the nation.  Botiminto was not able to conduct our Annual Bootcamp with the students of Zigla. Although disappointing, we are grateful and encouraged by the fact that the government is taking action towards improving the conditions of the educational system in Burkina faso. The 2018 National Exams have been administered and graded, the results are now in!

Zigla School A passing rate in 2017 was 95%. This year, despite the political unrest in the region 49 out of 57 (85%) students passed their exams and will be continuing their educational journey. Despite the setbacks, School A was able to rise and beat the odds. Zigla School B unfortunately was hard hit by the turmoil and finished the school year with a passing rate of 38.7%  compared to 87% from the previous year.


About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country situated in West Africa. Burkina Faso means The of the Upright People. Recent census estimates the country's population to be around 18 millions. More detailed information may be found here and here.



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