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The First Lady paid a visit to the Burundi Dream Academy school in Kabezi


Oct 9, 2022

BUJUMBURA October 9th (ABP) – The First Lady of the country Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye and President of the Good Deeds Umugiraneza Foundation visited on Friday, September 30, 2022, the school Burundi Dream Academy, belonging to the organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Burundi located at Ramba hill, Kabezi commune of Bujumbura province (western Burundi), where she proceeded to the inauguration of the new buildings of that school.

The objective of the visit was to inquire about the achievements of this organization which invests in the education and the educational and nutritional care of the pupils of this school as well as that of the vulnerable families surrounding the school by the allocation of decent housing for families in the Batwa community, medical care for this category and vulnerable households, nutrition insurance and schooling for children settled in foster homes near the school.

Front view of new buildings

In this word of welcome, the governor of Bujumbura province Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva indicated that the province is safe and that the population is going about development activities. He mentioned the land conflict between the population of Kabezi and the State, specifying that each party in the conflict needs to know who owns the land located along Lake Tanganyika on the national road three (RN3).

Governor Nsengiyumva said that the YWAM organization contributes a lot to the development of the province through quality training and nutrition of children in school. He added that this organization also participates in the care of the vulnerable by granting health insurance cards (CAM) in three provinces and asked the First Lady to support it.

View of the food granted to the YWAM organization

The country director of YWAM, Mr. Jagen Gouramari Nzunguri indicated that the organization began its activities on March 4 in 2012 and gave itself the mission of changing the lives of the vulnerable who were numerous according to their observation.

The first capital was the trust placed in this organization, which meant that they had financial partners and now, with 10 years of exoticism, they have carried out a lot of activities in the schooling of children, in their nutrition and on the plate of Batwa community households and vulnerable families. To this end, 3,000 households have benefited from a health insurance card covering the care of 8,000 members as well as their drinking water connection.

According to Mr. Gouramari, the YWAM organization is in the process of setting up other infrastructures such as a retreat center and soon a health center. He also indicated that the Burundi Dream Academy school needs to be connected to electricity, pointing out that the generator is damaging the computers intended for the training of the pupils.

Another no less challenge is the lack of a good road leading to this school and took this opportunity to ask for support in building this road. He also asked for an exemption on imports used in social investment.

The First Lady said she was delighted by the achievements of the YWAM organization in the education of children and their nutrition at school, with a view to the fight against diseases related to malnutrition, assistance to the vulnerable. Mrs. Ndayishimiye found that this organization has the same objectives as the Foundation Bonne Action Umugiraneza and accepted on the spot the partnership requested by the YWAM organization.

The First Lady Angélique Ndayishimiye called on households to contribute food during the harvest to support schools with school canteens while making it clear that the hungry belly has no ear. She completed her visit to this school by providing aid in food and clothing to vulnerable children.