I am passionate aboutIn Burundi, the phenomenon of street children became more pronounced in 1994
during the war that ravaged the country. Despite the end of the war, the
phenomenon of street children is not stopped and even trivialized because of
the low socio-economic level of Burundian households, lack of government
policy for the rehabilitation of street children, disinterestedness of the
general population with respect to this problem.
Burundi is a country that went through a cycle of violence and civil war.
The civilian casualties and property damage caused are often seen as the only
consequences of the strife. Unfortunately, Burundians focus only on the
immediate collateral damages caused by the war, and not those impacts that
will come to bear in the future. A primary example of this is the street
children phenomenon and poverty. Would it be wise to deliberately ignore the
damages that eventually turn into time bombs ?
The "Feed A Child" project wants to bring back the problem of street children
at the center of the preoccupations of youth in Burundi.
ActionsIn addition to the standard programming of “Feed a Child”, we have also
organized the following special activities for the street children.
Among the largest, we could mention "Solidarity with displaced of Site Sabe"
which took place in the summer of 2012. 342 families benefited from our
assistance via this program. More about the project organized by YBSP on our
blog: www.ybspfamily.blogspot.com ! In May 2014, I started the project "Feed
a Child." The project consists to identify street children in the city of
Bujumbura and helps them to leave the street and go back to school.
Over the past two years, for example, Christmas parties were held. Last year,
over a hundred street children got to see Santa for the first time, and he
came with gifts of clothes for each and everyone of them. Children
hospitalized in one of Bujumbura’s public hospital were also visited and
In 2013, when torrential rains completely destroyed some of Bujumbura’s
poor neighbourhoods, including many homes of the street children, a
fundraising campaign was organised to help those who had lost property and