New Generation Burundi has been selected for a technology matching fund whereby any donations will be increased by 50% on Tuesday 21st Feb at 14.00 UK time (9am EST for US supporters) - so please do take 3 minutes to boost your donation - but you will need to be quick as there is only £4,200 in the fund, and 20 selected charities will be competing for the matching. Any donations up to £500 per person will get a 50% match until the fund runs out, probably 10 minutes later!
You will need to donate to this new project page:
Here is the story....
New Generation has started computer training for the former street children in its Road to School program! It was given 30 old laptops by a higher education college that closed down, and with the help of funds raised by supporters like you, it refurbished a large wooden hut and equipped it to be a computer training room.
The staff provides basic training, and the project now wants to employ a full-time computer trainer who will be able to run training courses and maintain the equipment.
The computer trainer will also offer classes for local people for a small fee, and this income will help to cover the costs of training for the street children.
New Generation's aim is not to simply feed and clothe the street children, but to train them so that they can become a new generation of leaders for Burundi, to help give the country a brighter future.
Volunteers Rod & Anita Whitehead will be visiting the project for three weeks in March, and will give us an update on other developments.
You can contact Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks so much for caring about the street children of Burundi, which is now the poorest country in the world.....