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Dec 28, 2015

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

#1: Giving water to students
#1: Giving water to students

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

Let us together enjoy Christmas and New Year Seasons’ Holiday.

In Burundi, Christmas and New Year days,  people expect  for 4  things  to happen in their families and community: (1) Celebrate Jesus’ birth day (2) Worship and Thanks Giving to God, (3) Eat good food and drink,  (4) and parents buy  new clothing  to their children  and husbands to their wives.

These two celebrations are going to be celebrated when  we were not able to pay our teachers’ salaries for Octobre, November and December 2015. You can imagine how they will be feeling.

I am very grateful to our donors and friends, and friends of friends who are making their donations to help JRMD continue to provide education to the underprivileged children, schooling at Iwacu Kazoza School. If one person was to try do this work alone, it would be impossible. This is  only possible through partnership and joining hands together to build the society and the world we want that each one of us is longing to see and live in. Because of your donations, the school  is now providing education to 497 underprivileged students  during this school year 2015-2016.

Our current needs:

To pay teachers’ salaries for October, November and December 2015, we need $8,340.

To provide student materials and uniforms to 112 children from very  poor families who are now schooling in our school (at Iwacu Kazoza School), we need $4,500.

Digging a well and building a water tank for the orphanage and Iwacu Kazoza School will cost  us $20,000.

Your Christmas and New Year donation will enable us to provide clean water to the orphanage and 497 students schooling at Iwacu Kazoz School and surrounding community of the above mentioned school; pay teachers’ salaries and purchase student materials including school uniforms. You can now make your Christmas and New Year Gift through the following link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-education-to-450-youths-in-ruhagarika/

Our total school budget is $65,646 for this school year 2015-2016. This budget will enable us to pay teacher’s salaries, buy student and teacher’s books, school supplies and purchase new benches.

I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success. We give thanks to our donors and GlobalGiving for making possible the education of these children, who could not have access to education without your financial help and prayers.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: Some of the students whoo need school uniforms
#2: Some of the students whoo need school uniforms
#3: A first grade student writing on black board
#3: A first grade student writing on black board
#4: Students following  Prosper Ndabishuriye
#4: Students following Prosper Ndabishuriye
#5: Students playing outside of the school
#5: Students playing outside of the school
Dec 28, 2015

A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

#1: A new home built for a widow family
#1: A new home built for a widow family

                 A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

 Let us together enjoy Christmas and New Year Seasons’ Holiday.

In Burundi, Christmas and New Year days, people expect for 4 things to happen in their families and community: (1) Celebrate Jesus’ birth day (2) Worship and Thanks Giving to God, (3) Eat good food and drink, (4) and parents buy new clothing to their children and husbands to their wives.

These two celebrations are going to be celebrated when many families in Burundi are not able to get enough food to feed their families and when there are still many widows and orphans who do not have a shelter.

As you can see from the pictures, this is a widow and her two kids who got a new home as a Christmas and New Year gift. From the attached pictures, please compare the house in which she used to live in and the new home where she lives today. You can help us build 25 homes for 25 widow families during these Christmas and New Year Holiday seasons. It would make them smile again and improve their living conditions.

Enabling a widow family to improve the condition of living by providing an affordable home, which costs $998; a home that accommodates a family of 7 to 10 people could be a good Christmas and New Year gift. Providing a home to a widow and needy family will help reduce the expansion of AIDS and the mortality of unprivileged children occasioned by the present conditions of their living. A home is one of the most important things that contribute to a good living of a human being.

Until the time I am writing this report, 5 houses  of the 100 houses we plan to build for 100 widow families in Buganda have been completed.  95  widow families and orphans still need shelters, where they can live in security and peace. Bricks made and houses that have been already built at the stage of roofing are being destroyed by rains. We continue to hope that donors and friends will enable us to provide shelters to those widows and complete the construction of 100 homes, as it has been planned.

Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are. Donation can be made through the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-shelters-to-100-widows-in-buganda/

Much thanks and appreciation to each of ours donors and friends who are helping us to complete this project.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: A Christmas and New year gift to a widow
#2: A Christmas and New year gift to a widow
#3: The house where the widow used to live in
#3: The house where the widow used to live in
Sep 24, 2015

HARD WORKING STUDENTS

Some of the students of sixth grade with teachers
Some of the students of sixth grade with teachers

HARD WORKING STUDENTS

The sixth grade students of Iwacu Kazoza School performed very well in National Exams. Theirscores ranged from 91% to 64.5%, these were among the highest scores nationally. We are very grateful to our donors and friends, and friends of friends who helped us make this happen through their donations.

Because of you,  this year was a great success for the school and our students. In total, 495 primary and secondary students enrolled for the school year 2014-2015 and 466 advanced. 54 Sixth and tenth grade students sat for national exam.

The students of Iwacu Kazoza Schoolare hard working students, just like this man who is transporting bananas on his bicycle, as you can see from the picture. Let us together continue to help them become self-sufficient one day so that they can help themselves, help their community and country. They are leaders, parents and business people of tomorrow.

Our total school budget is: $65,646. This budget will enable us to pay teacher’s salaries, buy student and teacher’s books, school supplies and purchase new benches. In addition, we still need $19,850 to roof three additional classrooms. The building to be roofed is at the stage of roofing, as you can see from the picture.

As you know, more than 78% of students at Iwacu Kazoza School come from households that cannot afford the $3 per term tuition. Many of these students are orphans who have been taken in by another family.  To help us continue to provide education to our orphaned and underprivileged students, your donation will help immensely and enable us to provide education to them during the school year 2015-2016.

From July 2013 – September 2015, $77,869 have been donated through GlobalGiving, by 199 donors and 7 of 199 donors are making their donations on monthly bases, through GlobalGiving.

I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success.

We give thanks to our donors and GlobalGiving for making possible the education of these children, who could not have access to education without your financial help and prayers.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

 

General Coordinator and Founder

A man transporting bananas on his bicycle
A man transporting bananas on his bicycle
The building to be roofed
The building to be roofed
 
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