GLO's newest partner is called 'Kick off for Hope' and it does just that, providing hope for women, young people and children. The organisation has just completed the delivery of a six month sewing course with the ladies pictured here. Each of them has learnt how to sew, cut cloth and make patterns, so they are equipped to start their own business and earn a decent living.
Church leaders gathered together at Kings Conference Centre in Bujumbura to celebrate the new Kirundi bible. Pictured here are leaders from different denominations worshipping joyfully giving thanks for the new translation.
We are teaching a method of farming based on biblical principles which implements conservation agriculture. Farmers can harvest more than 10 times the amount they would harvest from traditional farming. They can use organic fertilizer from their cows to fertilize their land and grow food to feed their families and even sell to the market to increase their revenue and be lifted out of poverty completely.
New Generation has completed an exciting new initiative - entrepreneurship training for street connected children. Now they are focusing on street-connected teenage girls as a second group to benefit from this innovative programme. Project Director Dieudonne Nahimana says, "We feel that they need to learn Entrepreneurial skills and take care of themselves as independent women in the 21st century!"
Thanks to a very generous gift from The Diamond Trust, Gitega International Academy has been able to purchase a much-needed school bus. Here you can see staff and students giving thanks and praying to dedicate the bus to the Lord.
Niki Kountourou and Fiona Nicolle were very moved by a talk by Jean Bosco Mutebutsi, leader of our partner, J-Life. Bosco explained how many pgymy widows and orphans suffer because of terrible housing conditions. So Niki and Fiona decided to swim the equivalent of the length of Lake Tanganyika. They raised enough money to provide a new home for a widow and her children in Burundi.
Antioch School joined together with Christian Initiatives for Peace and GLO to organize a national Prayer conference which gathered 200 intercessors from different cities and churches of Burundi. It was a wonderful time praying for the nation.
Scripture Union Burundi have been trained to use sport. They organized football games in 13 different churches across different denominations, followed up with a celebration in Bujumbura Cathedral attended by 2,000 children.
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.