Meet Olga from Burkina Faso

Olga Delwende Kabore. PHOTO: Olga Delwende Kabore
Olga Delwende Kabore. PHOTO: Olga Delwende Kabore

Name: Olga Delwende Kabore

Age: 15

Languages Spoken: Mòoré, French, English (a bit)

Parents’ Jobs: Papa is a farmer and Mama takes care of me and our home

Favorite Foods: Benga (bean pancakes) , Tô (a type of stew), and Attiéké (similar to couscous, but made from fermented cassava)

Favorite Animal: Parrot

Favorite Subject in School: English

Favorite Activities: Sweeping

Favorite Flower: Rose

What She Wants to Be When She Grows Up: A doctor

PHOTO: Nicolas Raymond
PHOTO: Nicolas Raymond

Capital of Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou

Population: 16.97 million

Languages Spoken: French is the official language, but as Burkina Faso is made up of many different ethnic groups, there are various recognized regional languages, including Mòoré, Mandinka and Bambara.

Religion: 60% Muslim (mostly Sunni), 23% Christian (mostly Catholic), 15% traditional indigenous beliefs, 0.6% other, 0.4% nonreligious

Geography: A landlocked country (it is completely surrounded by land) in West Africa. It is bordered by Mali and Niger to the North, and Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to the South.

Climate: Mostly tropical climate with two distinct seasons: very rainy and very dry

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