Youth for Christ

Youth for Christ

Burundi Youth for Christ exists to raise up a godly generation of young leaders for the transformation of society; through orphan care, excellent schools and medical clinics.

Who we work with: orphans, schoolchildren (all ages), rural communities needing medical care

What we offer: BYFC is passionate about the potential of children and young people to help provide a brighter future for Burundi. Its schools are listed as the best in the country and its vision is already bearing fruit in birthing godly young leaders of integrity who are championing positive change in their communities.

Our projects include:

Homes of Hope – these are very special orphanages organised into small ‘families’, providing loving homes for Burundian orphans from all regions and ethnic groups in Gitega and Cibitoke.

Future Hope Schools provide quality primary education where pupils learn English and computing alongside the normal Burundian curriculum, underpinned by strong Christian values.

Gitega International Academy (GIA) is an exemplary Christian boarding school for young men and women that provides internationally accredited secondary education in English. Its motto is “Integrity. Excellence. Leadership.” Children of all faiths and none attend this prestigious school and every child takes part in activities of service for the community, so they grow up infused with a mission to care for others.

Shammah Health Centre provides high quality ethical and affordable healthcare, primary disease prevention, health education and engagement with community leaders to create lasting change.

Sustainability BYFC has a number of social enterprise initiatives so that its work becomes self-sustaining over the long term. These include pig farming and a small shop. These enterprises also help serve to provide skills and training for our young people.

Prayer movements Operation Hannah and Operation Watchmen mobilise mothers and fathers to cover the next generation in prayer.

Homes of Hope is one part of Burundi Youth for Christ's ministry

Stories from Youth for Christ:

Safety and Sanctuary

Annabelle is a 16-year-old girl who successfully passed the year nine national exams and will start year ten on Monday. She has a bubbly personality and a lovely smile, and she enjoys helping and praying for others. Annabelle’s mother was a school girl when she became pregnant with her. Tragically

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viola poses with her arms outside homes of hope

A Telescope That Changed a Girl’s Perspective

Viola is a typical seventeen-year-old. She likes to take pictures, dance, and hang around with her friends. But, Viola is also a brilliant girl. She tells us, “My favourite subject is science, and I’m always excited whenever I’m solving a math problem.” This has not always been the case.

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Bella sits in a green garden

Homes of Hope

For the past fifteen years, Youth For Christ’s Homes of Hope have been raising a generation of leaders for the transformation of society. Shelley is one who has had the opportunity to find a home at Homes of Hope

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