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The NGO DAPADOU has donated sewing machines and books to the communal administration of Muramvya


Jan 5, 2024

MURAMVYA, January 5th (ABP) – The school commune of Muramvya received on Tuesday January 2, 2024, from the NGO DAPADOU, a donation consisting of 15 sewing machines intended for the first team of 15 single mothers who abandoned school following unwanted pregnancies.

According to the legal representative of the NGO DAPADOU, those sewing machines were donated as part of the project called START UP of the same NGO aimed at building the capacities of young people in employment-promoting sectors such as the carpentry sector which is underway with the first ten young people already certified and ten others under training for six months.

Two other teams of 15 single mothers will each have machines and six-month training before being certified and returning with their kits. This will be the same case for the first team in training, the legal representative of DAPADOU affirmed.

                                                                         View of the beneficiaries of the sewing machines

After the Bugarama zone, they headed towards the Mwizinga Basic School, which was built by the NGO DAPADOU. Thus, there has been the communal launch of activity of handing over around 800 books for the 9th basic year and the 3rd post-basic year, which are preparing to sit the national tests in languages and sciences .

In his speech linked to the reception of the said donation, the communal director of Education, Mr. Eric Nkurunziza, warmly commended the initiative and collaboration with the NGO DAPADOU which supports the education sector by building schools, providing the necessary benches and books. He nevertheless spoke of the prethora of learners and the insufficiency of educational materials in classrooms, as well as the need to rehabilitate classrooms damaged following weather variations.

It has been specified that this donation worth more than 15 million Burundi francs and distributed by the NGO DAPADOU, came from a young couple of a German (male) and a Burundian (female) from the Muramvya province.