Prince Albert and Princess Charlene had a busy and productive trip to Burkina Faso. Although their trip only lasted 72 hours, they managed to accomplish many things during their visit.
Burkina Faso is a country heading towards democracy and economic growth. With a strong reputation in Africa, the Principality wished to contribute to the country. The princely couple was received by President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré before inaugurating a multipurpose training centre created by the Monegasque Red Cross and its Burkinabé counterpart.
On the 1st day of their visit to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco were welcomed by President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso and his wife Sika Bella Kaboré by a ceremony held at Kosyam Palace. After the ceremony, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene visited Saaba Preschool Education Center with the President and his wife and met with children and educators. In the afternoon, Prince Albert visited National Fire Brigade. State of Monaco provides tools, equipment and training support to professionalize the Fire Brigade. In the evening, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended a dinner at Kosyam Palace in Ouagadougou.
On the last day of their visit to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco opened Loumbila Vocational Education Center in Oubritenga. Loumbila Education Center was built with cooperation of Burkina Faso Red Cross and Principality of Monaco to satisfy the needs of defenseless communities. There are semi-Olympic swimming pool, playfields and education centers in the center. Loumbila Education Center is a complex that will host various events including swimming education and community education for all communities in West African countries.
The visit was also an opportunity to establish a partnership between the two Red Cross Foundations and the Princess Charlene Foundation.
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