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Weʼre raising £2,000 to provide hope and support for a new primary school in a poor region in my adopted African home, Burundi.

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Hi

Thanks for visiting!

So as you may know, I spent six months living and teaching in Burundi.

I will be going back to visit in June. I have been speaking with an old colleague and friend about a newschool which opened in 2014, Ruziba Blessing School.

Click the link below for a few videos the school has made

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJ44J8e8qXwRCPe0pkmpYQ

The school was built in a very poor area South of the capital, Bujumbura. I am fundraising for this school as it is where I believe aid is needed most, they have no help from international aid.

Currently, the school has 132 students, 7 teachers and 2 assistants.

Some challenges hindering the achievement of the school are:

1. Limited land which does not allow students to thrive in playing and learning

2. Currently in a rented premises

3. Poor salary of staff members

4. Lack of school materials and equipment: library, books, game materials

5. Poor classrooms: small and of poor quality

6. The school was recently hit by a big wind storm

The curriculum is in French with a good amount of time allocated to English language to prepare them for integration within the East African Community.

While the school needs serious investment to get it to where it needs to be, my aim is to at least create a dent into it’s extreme difficulties by raising funds to provide supplies and support. I will be able to take some supplies with me and some things I will buy out there.

What your support will be able to do is bring some hope to the children by supplying:

1.English, reading and text books for the whole school

2. Shelves and tables in each classroom

3. Arts and craft sets

4. Children’s toys

5. Material for outdoor games

6. Classroom

7. Stationery

Thank you for reading.

Click the link below for a few videos the school has made

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJ44J8e8qXwRCPe0pkmpYQ

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 17, 2019

      £20.00

    • Miranda Waller

      Miranda Waller

      Apr 17, 2019

      Good luck with this worthwhile cause

      £30.00

    • Sharon O’Brien

      Sharon O’Brien

      Apr 17, 2019

      Hope you reach your target

      £20.00

    • Sarah

      Sarah

      Apr 15, 2019

      Good luck reaching the target Chris - Sarah Mc

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 13, 2019

      Hi Chris,Hope you get to your target and very best wishesMadeline

      £20.00

    • Patrick Harding

      Patrick Harding

      Apr 7, 2019

      Have an amazing time mate x

      £10.00

    • Susan taylor

      Susan taylor

      Apr 4, 2019

      Great cause Chris... thank you for making a difference Think about doing a collection.. I have loads of kids clothes, toys, football stuff I would be happy to donate

      £30.00

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