MWARO, November 24th (ABP) – The Girimbabazi tujane basic school built in Kibungere village in Nyabihanga commune in Mwaro province is a work of the Minister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender, Mrs. Imelde Sabushimike.
Minister Sabushimike revealed to a check by ABP, during the passage of the peace torch caravan, in Kibungere village, that the Girimbabazi tujane basic school was built to support children from vulnerable families, to resolve certain family problems in education and others.
She specified that Girimbabazi Tujane School has more than 150 pupils. They started with nursery school and the basic school reaches class 3. According to her, all pupils study for free. They just show up, the school gives them school materials, uniforms, shoes, laundry soap and sometimes clothes other than uniforms, she stressed.
In terms of food, Mrs. Sabushimike reported that pupils at this school are served porridge every day to better follow classes. She also indicated that the parents of the pupils of that school are grouped together in savings and loan groups for their family self-development, through the practice of breeding small ruminants and rabbit farming to respond to the appeal made by Burundi Head of State Evariste Ndayishimiye.
The minister in charge of national solidarity also affirmed that Girimbabazi tujane basic school offers quality training. During the holidays, she explained, teachers benefit from training to build their capacities.
Speaking about income-generating activities that can help in the running of the school, Mrs. Sabushimike mentioned the practice of breeding cows, pigs, chickens and rabbits, as well as the construction of meeting and party rooms. She added that this school offers training in different types of trades, especially in soap making, bread making and sewing.
It is worth noting that Minister Sabushimike is a native of Kibungere village where the Girimbabazi Tujane basic school is built.