STEP for Vulnerable Kids in Burundi
Goal: $450 per month
About this Mission Project
Burundi is a small, landlocked East African country that relies heavily on agriculture. Many farming families live in extreme poverty, making them incapable of providing school materials for their children.
The Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi has created a project to provide 10 children with school uniforms and materials. Funds from STEP, the Student Tuition Expense Program, will help make this possible.
The project is situated in the northern part of Burundi in the provinces of Kayanza, Kirundo, Muyinga, Makamba and Bubanza, where the most vulnerable children live. Children are selected for the project based on their degree of vulnerability.
- $45 provides a child with a month’s worth of exercise books, pens and pencils, a uniform, a satchel and medicines.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $45 per child per month to make it possible for 10 children of poor farming families to get an education. The purpose is to raise literacy levels, reduce the school dropout rate and improve learning conditions.
This project will be managed by Eleazar Shumbusha, the project officer for the Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi. It is anticipated that, by providing educational opportunities, the lives of these children, their families and their communities will improve.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the members of the Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi that the children involved in this project will be happy, healthy, contributing members of their communities.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write STEP/Burundi on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
About 50% of boys in Burundi can read, but only 25% of girls are literate. Too often, these vulnerable children drop out of school, becoming delinquents with little hope for a positive future.