Almost 50 percent of Burundi's population is under 14 years of age, but only around half of all children currently attend school. Many of them lost their parents in the civil war, which dragged on for more than ten years, or to HIV/AIDS, malaria or other diseases, and now live on the street.
burundikids e.V. wants to provide a home in Burundi for street kids and orphans of war and AIDS. This means providing somewhere to live as well as adequate food, clothing, basic medical care and education assistance.
As part of our school project, 1,000 children receive a six-year primary school education. More than 100 street kids and orphans have a place in the boarding school. They can also learn basic professional skills in areas such as weaving, joinery, farming or bicycle repair.
One of the medium-term goals of burundikids e.V. is to establish a secondary level of education so that students can qualify for entry to tertiary institutions. We also aim to provide our school students with computer training so that they do not remain cut-off from our information society like so many people in Africa. One of our core missions is to provide special assistance to girls.
burundikids e.V. wants kids in Africa to have long-term prospects. An education and access to information are prerequisites for autonomy and independence.
By sending a donation, you can help give street kids and orphans in Burundi a chance of a life worth living.