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Second round of cash transfers through the multi-year education system resilience program in Burundi

ByWebmaster

Aug 31, 2023

CIBITOKE August 31st (ABP) – 186,850,000 BIF is the money transfers in the second round, to 3,737 households in the Mugina commune, chosen among returnees, displaced people, families having children with specific needs such as the disabled, albinos, and Batwa.

The technical advisor to the communal administrator in charge of social affairs, Mr. Jean Nkunzimana, praised that support of monetary transfers, which began on August 29 to end on September 7, as part of the multi-year resilience program for the education system of the Burundi, “Komezawige”.

He pleaded only for an increase in the number of households to be supported, for quality, inclusive and equitable education for all, including children from families in emergency situations.

                                                                                                                             View of the beneficiaries

Mr. Nkunzimana revealed that Mugina commune records every year children who drop out of school due to the poverty of their families. As an example, he pointed out the case of parents who were unable to pay the fees intended for temporary teachers, which caused a debt of 10,000,000 BIF that the commune owes to the latter. He did not forget to provide advice to parents benefiting from those money transfers on how to use them wisely.

As for the Coordinator of the multi-year educational resilience program in Burundi, funded by World Vision, Théophile Bujeje, the beneficiaries of the support were identified in collaboration with the administration, among returnees, internally displaced persons, victims of natural disasters, families having children with special needs and the Batwa.

According to Mr. Bujeje, the objective is quality, inclusive and equitable education for all children, including those in emergency situations. He also called on the beneficiary parents to make good use of the 50,000 BIF granted to each family, to first meet the educational needs of their children, so that they go to school and stay there until the end of their school curriculum.