We met a bunch of kids while visiting the Tiebelé dam. Caught by a tropical rain, we all sought refuge in a small hut and had a very interesting and unexpected conversation with those kids on the coming regional elections, the things needing to be improved or done in their village, and what they would personally do if they were elected. One of the key moments in our Burkinabe trip. When the rain stopped for a while we left, and got stuck again this time under the roof of the local school. The light was perfect and the wall and windows made for a great setting for a series of portraits.
This kid's name is Ricardo and he is 13. He was the smartest kid of the group and was very focused on the practical needs for his village and the area. His father is the president of the local development association of Tiébélé and one could tell this kid will probably end up being a politician. He was so smart and so ahead of the rest of the group! His speech was silently listened to by all the other kids, and although he was attacked on some key points of his ideas, he answered to them all in a very talented and intelligent manner.