Congratulations #NewgenerationBurundi on reaching the semifinals of the #StreetChildWorldCup with their team, which is called Imboneza. They came third overall! Following their success, the President of The Republic of Burundi, Mr Pierre Nkurunziza, welcomed the team to the Presidency, a great honour.
New Generation have helped Janvier, a young teenager aged 16, to start his own sewing business. Simply by covering his rent for two months, New Generation gave Janvier the hand-up he needed to start the business, so he can pay his own rent and thrive.
The dream for Gitega International Academy is to stop the brain drain of students out of Burundi. And it's coming true; many pupils have transferred to GIA from other schools in other countries because their parents know they no longer need to leave Burundi to receive an excellent English-speaking education. In this way, GIA is raising young leaders with integrity, ready to take up leadership positions in the country in the future.
Congratulations to all those who took part in the African GLO Tour 2018.
Cycling an average of 110km a day for 7 days in aid of the GLO’s lifesaving work in Burundi, the ride crossed Rwanda through stunning scenery including a tea plantation, a volcano park and genocide sites.
The Milk for Transformation project is an innovative social enterprise established in a rural community with 400 families and farmers. It is now starting to develop a new base and outreach in Gihanga, Cibitoke, an area of the country most affected by the recent famine in East Africa.
Take a look at this brief summary - just a few examples of what our wonderful supporters helped us achieve in 2017.
Huge congratulations to Simon and Lizzie Guillebaud who have both been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for their years of service to Burundi. Simon set up Great Lakes Outreach (GLO) in 2003 in response to the huge needs of the country. He and Lizzie have stayed committed to Burundi and lived there throughout the recent crisis. GLO brings hope to around 75,000 people every year.