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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
Give street children in Burundi a future
Give street children in Burundi a future
Give street children in Burundi a future

New Generation Burundi’s (NGB) team from the Outreach Program visited street-connected children on the 24th of March 2020. The team went to visit them in several locations of Bujumbura and was able to speak to 18 children (14 boys and 4 girls).The goal was to reach out to them, listen to their problems, take notes and ask questions in order to understand the root cause behind the decision of living on the streets. The team also gave them a word of hope and encouragement.

Some of the problems these children face on a day to day basis are: finding something to eat, not knowing where they will spend the night, the fear of getting chased by the Police and being locked up in prisons.

NGB welcomes these children at the centre every Wednesday and Friday where we run a program that focuses on conducting moral sessions and counselling as well as family reintegration. The children also play football, have their lunch, clean themselves, do some drawings and watch television. We hope to have an accommodation for them and send them to schools so they can live a better life.

 

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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It all started in 2008 when Cedrick decided to live on the streets due to his tough and unhappy family conditions.

In June 2019, he came in contact with NGB. He participated in the activities organized, appreciated the moral talk sessions which emphasized  positive values, how to help one another and how to behave well in society. He enjoyed the prayer sessions that took place every morning. He also played football, watched cartoons and movies.

He learnt how to invest and save money and acknowledged the importance of discovering your purpose in life and working towards achieving your dreams. Cedrick is now 17 years old and wishes to have his own restaurant and support his mother financially.

NGB would like to work on a reintegration project to help kids like Cedrick.

NGB would also like to gift an accomodation to the street-connected children who can’t be reintegrated into their families especially those under 15 years of age and in most vulnerable situations.

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

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Jolie is 17 years old and likes dancing, praying and sharing the word of God. She passed her previous academic year with an overall grade of 85% .

Her summer vacations went well. The most interesting part was the opportunity to work as a volunteer at Tree Café (at the NGB centre) and learn cooking. She also helped with the cleaning and maintenance of the grass and flowers at the centre. She had the time to visit her family and share the word of God in her neighbourhood. She is grateful to God for these vacations. She used to spend her previous vacations sleeping but this time she is glad that she decided to be active and learn so much.

She has joined a boarding school in Gitega ( the political capital of Burundi) during the month of September 2019 and is studying in Class 7. She is very dedicated and focused towards her studies and wishes to become a Doctor in the future.

Just like Jolie, we hope to impact other young people's lives positively.

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

We are truly grateful.

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Each year, New Generation Burundi (NGB) celebrates the International day of the African Child on June 16th. This year, the organization gathered 127 children amongst whom 50 were still leaving on the street and 77 were kids taken care of by NGB. In order to raise awareness about the purpose behind celebrating the African Child, NGB organised a week of activities emphasising the promotion of their rights to self-expression and to access health-care, education and leisure. A friendly match was organised on the pitch between FC Town team formed by street-connected children and NGB’s Imboneza FC Team.

The CEO of NGB shared a message of hope with the children. After the match, all the children headed to the NGB centre where they shared some happy moments with each other.

The children, through drawings, expressed their dreams, as well as the hardships they face. NGB is committed to continue advocating for the rights of these children so that they can lead a better life. 

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

We are truly grateful.

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Vianey is 23 years old and is currently studying at the International University of Equator in Bujumbura.He used to be a street child and was found by New Generation Burundi (NGB) in the year 2000. The organization has since then taken care of his education expenses starting from Year 1.

He is a beneficiary of the University Fund Program since 2016 and is currently pursuing his 3rd year (Bachelors) in Business Administration. He sees himself as a future business man or working as a manager in a bank or a reputed company in the future.

He has started his 2 months internship with Kenya Commercial Bank Burundi. He loves playing football, reading, doing research on the internet.

Just like Vianey, we hope to impact other young people's lives positively and guide them on their way to success.

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

We are truly grateful.

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