Give street children in Burundi a future

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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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Street children have always been marginalized by society for decades now. They are not given a platform to freely speak about their needs and rights and are constantly living in a state of vulnerability. For 20 years New Generation Burundi (NGB) has been organizing a Christmas meal for them.

On the 24th of December 2018, to celebrate Christmas and 20 years of NGB, a special event was organized at the new site. The purpose of this activity was to create and raise awareness about the situations street children live in and remind them that they are not forgotten. They have the right to celebrate Christmas just like other kids. Dieudonne Nahimana as well as the kids taken under the care of the organization motivated them and asked them not to lose hope. The kids were brought in early in order to get a haircut and our nurse took care of their hygiene. The staff was present during the event. It was a delight to see the kids perform like rock stars on stage. They also participated in various games that were organized and had a fun time. They shared their meals with the kids of NGB.

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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As you will know, New Generation moved to their new site last year - a piece of land, in Bujumbura, bought through the generous support of Street Action supporters. Last month, I was part of a small team from the UK who visited New Generation and we were able to sit and hear the vision their leadership team has for the future, on the site that will provide the base for that vision.

Various temporary buildings have been erected over the last year to enable New Generate to operate from the new site, but preparations for laying foundations for the first permanent building are about to begin. Building will take place in phases over the next few years, the extent and speed of which will depend on the level of funds that can be raised. But however quick or slow this progress is, the simple reality is that it is an exciting, if daunting, time for the organisation.

Since Dieudonne Nahimana began providing support to a few children living on the streets of Bujumbura over 20 years ago, New Generation has always had a nomadic existence. So the development of the new site is so important for their long term security and stability, as they continue to look to improve the care they provide for children within the project, and reach out to more children on the streets of Bujumbura. All as part of a vision to see the country of Burundi changed for the better, change driven by the young people of the country.

Thanks again. To all of you who have regularly supported New Generation, 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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Location: London - United Kingdom
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Dieudonne Nahimana
London, London United Kingdom
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