By Fiona Karmali | Supporter Relations & Communications Officer-NGB
‘’My name is Edmont and I’m 13 years old. I’ve been part of the Outreach program for two months now. I faced a lot of problems on the street like lack of food and being in prison.
What I liked about the Outreach program is the relationship between the team at New Generation and the children, as well as the overall atmosphere. I didn’t expect to be given so much attention and care here at the New Generation centre. I’m happy when I’m at the centre praying with other kids, the leaders suggested we pray before going to sleep. I took this advice seriously and I now pray for myself and my friends. Coming to the centre has changed the way I think because I get to watch something on the big screen.
My dream is to go back to school.
I have a problem with my eyes, from afternoon to night I can’t see properly. It’s all blurry. If I haven’t reached the place where I usually sleep on the street, I stop wherever I find myself and sleep there. If someone is willing to help me, I’ll be grateful because I’m suffering.
When I’ve finished school and I’m able to make some money, I want to build a shelter for street-connected children’’
We are very grateful for every single donation we receive, through Street Action, in helping to shape the lives of street-connected children in Burundi. The hope is alive thanks to each one of you!
A big thank you to our existing and new supporters!
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Street Action today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.