Ambassador Young Inspired by Fulbright Health Clubs in the Center-East region

Ambassador Andrew Young met with the Mayor of Boussouma, Yoda Francois-De-Salles, to exchange ideas on development opportunities and challenges in Boussouma.  Accompanied by various community leaders, the Ambassador visited two women’s associations, including the Association of Female Weavers of Boussouma and the Female Association of Tomato Processing where he witnessed female entrepreneurs producing Burkinabe products. The day concluded with the Ambassador attending a graduation ceremony in Dango for graduates of community health clubs, an initiative started by two Fulbrighters – one American and one Burkinabe. The Ambassador emphasized the positive role the Fulbright exchange program has had in U.S.-Burkinabe relations and the importance of civic engagement in expanding the health club model throughout the country.