‘Untitled’, pen on paper, 2013

Artist: Rouamba Kouka Gildas (Kouka)

BF-LArche_Nongr_Maasem-Rouama_Kouka_Gildas-PhotoROUAMBA Kouka Gildas (called Kouka) was probably born in 1995. His mother died eleven days after his birth. He was welcomed into an orphan Center named Kisito (in Ouagadougou). When he was 3 or 4 years old, he came to L’Arche at “atelier Eveil”. People noticed that he liked drawing a lot. Then he started at the “Ecole maternelle” from 9 to 14 years old. After that, he has been at primary school until today. Next year, if he gets his degree, he will start secondary school.

Jury Panel
Click here to read a reflection by Jacquie Boughner.

L’Arche Nongr Maasem (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)


  1. Grace
    December 6, 2014

    What a wonderful drawing.

  2. Mary Ruppert
    December 8, 2014

    What beautiful detail!