Ashoka Fellow
Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Aminata Diallo's work was prepared when Aminata Diallo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Aminata Diallo is pioneering support and prevention services for teenage pregnancy in southwest Burkina Faso, encouraging young pregnant girls to remain in school despite long-standing cultural traditions that exclude them from educational opportunities. Her work persuades school, village and government leaders to abandon historical prejudices and offers young girls access to mentorship, health services, and job opportunities.
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