Anglican Church of Burundi

  • EAB PRESS for December

    24 Dec 2020 • EAB PRESS

    Christmas greetings and news

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  • EAB PRESS for November

    22 Nov 2020 • EAB PRESS

    Child Health and the Environment

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  • ADRESSING GENDER ISSUES BY INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES

    31 Aug 2020 • EAB PRESS

    Since the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi started a programme of empowering youth with life skills, hundreds of young girls and boys out of school are trying different ways of addressing some of the challenges they face. Those who were not able to finish their studies or go on to university and those who finished school but lack employment face financial issues.

    The programme of developing life skills for youth has introduced an approach of identifying their existing resources and skills so that they become part of the solution to the problems they face.The girls who participate in that programme have considered the programme as an opportunity to reduce gender based discrimination and have used their skills to prove that gender equalitycan be a reality.

    Ariella Ininahazwe, has been trained by peer educators of her community in Bukeye, Makamba Diocese. Due to the economic situation of her family she gave up her dream of going at university to study medicine. Instead she joined solidarity groups where she participated in agricultural activities that generate incomes.

    Recently, she and her friends paid for further trainingin managing a hairdressing salon and a dressmaking workshop. They used the income from the agriculture activities to start a hairdressing saloon where they work. “We were aware of criticism from people in our village because we tried to do something that girls have never been doing before, and some people openly said that we will never succeed but many became our permanent clients”,she said

    Such initiatives are transforming the mind-set of young people. The young people who are involved in that programme say that they realize how ignorance and fear of innovation cause many people to judge others and discriminate against them. Ariella hopes that she will soon pursue her dream of studying medicine because with the income she is saving and the business she is doing, she will be able to go to university and achieve what was impossible a few years ago.

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  • News for August 2020

    News for August 2020

    31 Aug 2020 • EAB PRESS

    MAKING HOLIDAYS MORE PROFITABLE FOR YOUTH

    The dry season in Burundi is a period for many people to engage in different activities while others, especially students consider it a period of rest as it corresponds with the holidays.Young people normally have the opportunity to attend various trainings in order to be equipped with useful skills. Activities such as making bricks for construction meant they were able to gain some income that helped them with school materials.

    This year such activities had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on mass gatherings. However alternatives have been found and youth have been able to engage in discussion forums, share experiences with other young people and receive training organised by youth departments in parishes.

    They have participated in community service such as providing food items often used in families - baby’s cereal, fruit salad, doughnuts, and popcorn. They have been trained in how to make items such as necklaces that have then been sold in small trade fairs. The income generated will help to supply their needs particularly when schools reopen.

    The Church is investing in preparing youth for future responsibilities by focusing on the development of essential skills made necessary by a constantly changing world.

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  • News for March 2020

    9 Mar 2020 • EAB PRESS

    Partnerships, community and peace

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  • EAB PRESS for December

    11 Dec 2019 • EAB PRESS

    Faith, action, growth

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  • News update

    4 Oct 2019 • EAB PRESS

    Causes for celebration

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  • News for July

    7 Aug 2019 • EAB PRESS

    Lives transformed and strengthened

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  • EAB PRESS for May

    1 Jun 2019 • EAB PRESS

    Equipping a growing Church

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  • Official opening of Faith Centre

    29 Mar 2019 • EAB PRESS

    An occasion of shared joy

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