A Man Builds a School For His Home Town in Burkina Faso.

By Leo and Jack W



  • Facts about Burkina Faso
    • They have a population of about 17,322,796​
    • Bill Gates is richer than their GDP​
    • They became independent from France on August 5, 1960.
    • ​The main religions are Islam and Christianity.​
    • The whole area is about 105,869mi squared.
  • Facts About Diébédo Francis Kéré
    • Diébédo was born in 1965 the village of Gando, in Burkina Faso.​
    • When he was 7, he was forced to leave his family and go to a school in the city.​
    • After finishing his education, he became a carpenter and received a scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Society to do an apprenticeship in Germany.​
    • He started an architecture firm called Kéré Architecture.
  • Summary
    • Diébédo Francis Kéré was a man who revolutionized school in Gando, Burkina Faso. He created a few schools for the kids out of clay. He now has created an architecture business. Building more libraries and schools all around. There were no schools when Diébédo was a kid, they were only in the city. He left his family when he was 7 to go to school in the city. Once he came out of school he started to build a school for their small town. He built this beautiful school all out of clay. The foundation was all clay, the whole town came together to smash the clay rocks into the soft material on the ground. And the town really helped out to send their kids to school. This school was better built than the one in the city. This man has done everything for the town of Gando. And is still helping out Burkina Faso, by putting in more schools and library's.

  • Our Conclusion

    • OUr first conclusion about our story is education is key for everything. Even though it was very tough when he was sent away when he was 7, it gave him an advantage that very few other people had. He built them a school so that they all could get an education. They didn't only get an education, they got to stay with their families. They can get a great education, and also not endure the distress that Kéré had to. They can stay with their families, and teach the parents stuff too.