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Donation of desks to DCE Shombo to improve pupil performance


Jan 17, 2024

KARUSI January 16th  (ABP) – The NGO World Vision offered the Communal Directorate of Education (DCE) in Shombo in Karusi province (east-central Burundi) 1,199 chairs, tables and desk benches worth 144 million Burundian Francs, a check on the site by ABP has  revealed.

The Provincial Director of Education (DPE), Mr. Ferdinand Havyarimana, is delighted with that donation and believes that DCE Shombo will leave last place in national evaluations at the provincial level.

                          Pupils transport chairs, tables and desk benches themselves


The Shombo school district was suffering a glaring lack of desks (more than 1,600), indicated the DPE. “Sitting in pairs instead of five, six or more will make learning easier,” he acknowledged. The remaining problem is linked to the shortage of teachers (72 in total), but the DCE relies on temporary work and double shifts for students and teachers.

If the school province maintains its first place in national tests for nine successive years, World Vision has its share of participation, declared the DPE, happy with the interventions of that NGO especially in the Gitaramuka, Bugenyuzi and Gihogazi communes.

Indeed, present in those communes for more than ten years, World Vision has supported the construction and equipment of infrastructures, the training and retraining of teachers and members of parents’ committees, without forgetting food security for the good health of students, underlined Mr. Havyarimana.

The representative of World Vision in the delivery of equipment, Mr. Venuste Nitereka, said that that Christian organization is more interested in the rights of the child, pointing out that the right to education takes first place.

In Karusi province, World Vision has several achievements to its credit, but the education sector has always been a priority, according to Vénuste Nitereka. For his part, the governor’s chief of staff, Mr. Innocent Ntirampeba, admits provincial satisfaction with the laudable interventions in the province.