Jul 13, 2021

A new life

Issa
Issa

Issa is one of the street-connected children who has been attending the Outreach Program at the New Generation Burundi (NGB) centre. The organization provides psycho-social support to these kids with a purpose of healing their internal wounds. We encourage them to discover and develop their inner potential. They have food and also benefit from a hygiene session.

Issa left his home due to the tough conditions he had to face. He ended up on the streets where he admitted life that his life on the streets is very bad and he sometimes begs for food the whole day and ends up with nothing to eat at night.

He got into an accident in May 2021.NGB has been able to cover the medical expenses and take personal care of the child.

His dream is to become a footballer in the future, pursue his education just like any other kid and go back home.

We thank each one of you who have regularly supported us, through Street Action, in helping us create an impact through the work we do, and those who are new supporters and have provided substantial sums to continue reaching out to street-connected children. With your support, we can help more street-connected children like Issa who are still facing challenges being on the streets, who need medical assistance in case of emergencies and moreover having their basic rights met such as having access to food and education.


We are truly grateful.

Mar 16, 2021

Living with insecurities

On February 25th, the Outreach team of New Generation Burundi ( NGB) visited a street -connected child called *Claude.

Claude is 12 yrs and has been living on the streets for 3 years. He used to live in a village called Kumusenyi, (approximately 25 kms away from Bujumbura) with his parents .He has studied till 3rd standard (primary school) before both his parents passed away.

‘’My mother was poisoned, and I don’t know how my father fell sick afterwards, but I think he was poisoned too’’, he said.

He went to his relatives but they couldn’t bear his expenses as they had to feed their own kids first. He saw the street as being the only solution to his difficult state at that time.He spends his nights around the river of Kanyosha in Bujumbura. The team stated this being a dangerous place for the kid to sleep especially during rainy seasons due to floods.

Claude asked New Generation’s support in leading a better life. He wants to leave the street life, have a shelter and go back to school

‘’After finishing school, I wish to become a policeman so that I can provide protection and security to my nation’’.

NGB is planning to invite the child and get to know more about him so that we can assist him in the best way possible and provide him with an opportunity to go back to school. This is a child that we can potentially help with moral and financial support.

 

  • The child’s name has been changed and his face has been blurred in order to protect his identity

 

We thank each one of you who have regularly supported us, through Street Action, in helping us create an impact through the work we do, and those who are new supporters and have provided substantial sums to continue reaching out to street-connected children in this pandemic.


We are truly grateful 

Kanyosha River
Kanyosha River
Nov 18, 2020

A life beyond the streets

 

‘’My name is Emmanuel* and I’m 17 years old.

I spent 3 years on the streets.

An incident that shook me up few years back was when my house caught fire. My friends in the neighbourhood advised me to accompany them on the streets. I did so and I considered that to be a solution to the ongoing food shortage at home. I therefore decided to go on the streets without telling my mother and my 2 younger brothers. While being on the streets, I realized that it’s not a nice feeling to be a street child.

The Outreach team from New Generation Burundi (NGB) found me on the street, and they took me to the centre. The team asked us about the challenges street-connected children face on the streets. And I was asked if I would want go back home, I said yes. Since that day, I never looked back’’. NGB took the initiative to support Emmanuel, and reintegrate him into his family in Ruziba in the month of August 2020. A kit of basic necessities (mattress, bed sheets, clothes, etc) was given to him.

In October 2020, some staff members from NGB visited Emmanuel’s Mum in Ruziba. She was blessed with a baby girl and she was happy with her son not going back on the streets and being able to contribute towards house expenses.

The team then visited Emmanuel at his new workplace.

‘’I am currently working as a waiter at a small barbecue joint’’, he said.

‘’ I have my breakfast and lunch at my workplace. After work, I buy food for my Mum and brothers and we all have dinner together. I would want to work for myself, start my own business .

I would want NGB to help me in building my own house so that I can start living an independent life’’

 

We wish every success to Emmanuel in his endeavours and wish to continue helping street-connected children with the support of current and potential future partners.

 

  • The child’s name has been changed and his face has been blurred in order to protect his identity

 

We thank each one of you who have regularly supported us, through Street Action, for many years; and those who are new supporters and have provided substantial sums to make this possible.

We are truly grateful.

 
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