CIBITOKE March 21st (ABP) – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Burundi, Gervais Ndirakobuca made on Saturday, March 18, a visit to Cibitoke province, for the inauguration of the expansion of SOS Children’s Villages, Cibitoke School. Accompanied by the international director of SOS Children’s Villages, East and Southern Africa region, Mr. Ndirakobuca inaugurated three classrooms (4th level of basic school), a teachers’ room, a computer room with twenty machines, a library and a laboratory.
In his speech, the Prime Minister praised the contribution of SOS Children’s Villages for Eastern and Southern Africa Region with its partners in providing quality education and other services to the vulnerable. He pleaded for other provinces, which do not yet have SOS Children’s Villages. He also provided advice to teachers, students, and the community around the SOS Children’s Village Cibitoke, for the proper maintenance of those infrastructures and that equipment, and asked to ensure the safety of the said equipment for the interest of users.
The International Director of SOS Children’s Villages for Eastern and Southern Africa Region, clarified that in addition to alternative care, family strengthening, early childhood development, education and health, SOS Children’s Villages has added mental health care. She encouraged the children to move forward, for the better development of the nation.
It is worth noting that before that inauguration, Mr. Ndirakobuca joined the people of Buganda commune, in community work consisting of mixing concrete for the construction of the basement of the communal office, an infrastructure which will be at three levels. In his message to the participants, he encouraged the people to go about community development work, in parallel with that of family development, while inviting them to the good management of crops to sell only the surplus.