Helping homeless children in Burundi, Africa transition from a life on the streets to a life in loving home.

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Whatever you can donate can go a long way. Life doesn't have to be tough for the street children of Gitega.

In Gitega, the second largest city in Burundi, East Africa more than 2,500 children spend their lives on the streets. They grow up, fighting to get food and trying to find a safe place to sleep. Education is out of the question, and a safe loving home seems to be out of reach.

Pledge Now! You can cover a child's school supplies, uniforms, vocational training or specific family needs like livestock, seeds and medical assistance. You can change a child’s life today by helping us give them a safe and loving home for good. Pledge Today!

 

emerge poverty free has together with a local partner, started up a project in 2011 which helps children get off the streets and into loving homes. This is done helping 20 girls and 20 boys vulnerable children, each year, who move in to one of our two safe transition houses for 12 months. In each one of the two houses, there are two housemothers, caring for them 24/7.

Whilst in the houses, all the children meet social workers, who apart from giving them socio-professional counseling, help them find extended families that they can later move in with. If no suitable family is found, foster families are approached. Once a child moves out of the house to a family, the project continues its support, ensuring that they can continue schooling, receive food and are healthy.

 Re-uniting street children with extended family has huge benefits compared to orphanages, as these children avoid institutionalization. Each year a further 40 children get the opportunity to start a life off the streets, getting the safety, support and education that every child deserves.

 Pledge Now! You can cover a child's school supplies, uniforms, vocational training or specific family needs like livestock, seeds and medical assistance. You can change a child’s life today by helping us give them a safe and loving home for good. Pledge Today!

 

 

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