Give street children in Burundi a future

by Street Action
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Give street children in Burundi a future
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Give street children in Burundi a future
Give street children in Burundi a future
Give street children in Burundi a future

 Hello!

My name is Jean-Kelly and I’m 14 years old. I have spent 4 years on the streets and have been part of the Outreach Program at New Generation from the last 1 year. I have experienced positive changes in myself: my way of thinking has changed. Earlier, I used to steal, smoke cigarettes and weed. Now I don’t. I never thought I could get out of these bad habits but I took baby steps and was inspired by the moral sessions conducted at New Generation. I feel that the society can offer a better future to a child through education. I wish to become a Doctor.

I want to encourage other street-connected children to stop using drugs and stop stealing and I also encourage my other friends to take advantage of the Outreach Program and listen to the advice given to them.

We thank each one of you who have regularly supported us, through Street Action, in helping to 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.


We are truly grateful.

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At the centre ( New Generation Burundi)
At the centre ( New Generation Burundi)

Thierry, 12 years old, is a single child of his parents and hails from Gasorwe.

His father is a trader.

After the separation of both his parents, he came to Bujumbura and stayed with one of his relative for a month time before going to seek refuge on the streets.

Just a few months back, he lost his grandmother who brought him up all this while. He was close to her.

When in Bujumbura, he met some friends on the street who had heard about New Generations Burundi’s work (NGB). Thierry soon became a part of the Outreach Program that specifically focuses on supporting street-connected children by inculcating good values in them, making them aware about their rights, provide medical care in case of emergencies and getting them to play together and develop their talents.

On February 5th, 2022 NGB’s team accompanied Thierry to his native province and he is very grateful for that. He is now back home to his grandfather’s place and wishes to go back to school.

Thierry wants to do something for orphans in the future.

We thank each one of you who have regularly supported us, through Street Action, in helping to 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.


We are truly grateful.

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Erica is 14 years old and she is narrating her journey with all you, from being on the streets to being reintegrated into school and having a safe shelter.

 "I have three younger sisters and my parents are divorced.  I used to study in Class 1 (Primary) but was influenced by my friends to quit school and join them on the streets as this would help me earn some money.

I spent two years on the streets. During the day, we would be chased away from the police and we were concerned about our security at night so we would just roam around. I was not happy with the street life and always wished to go back to school. One fine day, my friends headed to an organization called New Generation, I didn’t know where I was going and I just decided to follow them. We were part of the Outreach Program. My friends left but I stayed back.

In July 2021, a cart hit me and my right foot got injured and infected. New Generation took care of my medical expenses and of me. I stayed back with the girls who are already taken care of by the organization. Since then, I now have a shelter and back to school. I’m happy to be at school and living with girls my age. I’m sure my Mum would be proud of me’’.

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.


We are truly grateful.

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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.

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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 

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