My Trip to Burundi AFRICA


My Trip to Burundi AFRICA


In total 40 children and 15+ adults had a full medical check and all the data was recorded into their own personal record folders. To date, this had not been done so this was a ground breaking trip.

To Dr Scott and Nurse Pam the children of Homes of Hope say “Morakoze Chaney”
(Thank you very much)

The team consisted of a Doctor, a nurse, a financial adviser (That's me @RichardBejah),
a Pastor, a mechanic, a young lady with a HUGE heart for kids, 2 teenagers and
team leader Ted Bosveld.

A varied team of people but all with one passion to make a difference in this broken world we live in, One child at a time.






Villages of Life:

 Tasmanian Ted Bosveld initiated the Burundi Villages of Life program in order to fulfil his vision to build villages, each consisting of 15 houses that will house 15 widows and approximately 90 orphans.

Each house will provide shelter for 6
orphans and a house mother/parent that will give a sense of structured family life where once there was none. A school for 300 students servicing the village and the surrounding population, a TAFE workshop for carpentry, metalwork and sewing, as well as a medical centre are also part of the vision, and will serve to develop a more integrated community.

We will be delighted to explain how you can make an impact on Burundi as you holiday amongst Burundi's generous and warm-hearted people. We have already committed to assisting school children and teachers in Burundi.

Burundi has a population of approximately
8.4 million and a land area roughly one third the size of Tasmania. 90% of the population rely on subsistence farming, while 68% of Burundi's population live below the poverty line.

You too can be part of this vision and you
can Make A Difference when you book your MAD travel!



After Ted Bosveld visited the orphanage Homes of Hope Gitega in Gitega, Burundi he candidly noted... "I was amazed to see how well the children are looked after and how they lived together as a family. Their happy, smiling faces and the respect they show for their house mum was astounding. It is unimaginable to think of where they may have been and how they would survive without the much needed assistance of ordinary people like you and me. The local people have amazing skills, but sadly no resources."


If you choose to travel to Burundi, you’ll be playing a vital part of supplying crucial resources to Villages of Life programs and others like it.

Freddy Tuyizere is the National Director of Burundi Youth for Christ. His main responsibilities are supervising the team of full-time staff, training a new generation of leaders as well as building and running a YFC orphanage in Gitega, Burundi’s second-largest city. He is married to Marie-Josse and they have three children. A typical Burundi “Villages of Life” simple house design.

We travelled with Travel
With A Cause a specialist Travel Agency where you will make a difference when you travel.

             Phone:  61 3 6231 3844 Fax:  61 3 6231 4855

 No matter what travel you book through them, you'll be supporting very needy people in places like Burundi. Mind you, if you are capable and willing, why not travel to Burundi and at the same time, make an humanitarian impact on the nation of Burundi.

But there's more. We offer you to chance to include a trip to our Burundi project into your overseas itinerary. This way you get to see the actual project that your trip is supporting. Overwhelmingly, those who travel on our project trips describe them as "life-changing".  Why don't you consider this and really make a difference when you travel?

We will be delighted to explain how you can make an impact on Burundi as you holiday amongst Burundi's generous and warm-hearted people. We have already committed to assisting school children and teachers in Burundi.

Burundi :- 90% of the population rely on subsistence farming, while 68% of Burundi's population live below the poverty line.

Burundi desperately requires the following:
Housing
Education
Training facilities
Medical facilities
Family structure for widows and orphans and,
Employment

 CLICK Here to view Donation page

The Vision of the project we assist in Burundi (Villages of Life):


Through tax-deductible donations from corporate Australia, schools, churches and families, the vision is to build villages, each consisting of 15 houses that will house 15 widows and approximately 90 orphans. Each house will provide shelter for 6 orphans and a house mother/parent that will give a sense of structured family life where once there was none. A school for 300 students servicing the village and the surrounding population, a TAFE workshop for carpentry, metalwork and sewing, as well as a medical centre are also part of the vision, and will serve to develop a more integrated community.

If you'd like to know how you can assist please call us on Ted Bosveld directly today and ask us how you can help.  

Ted Bosveld

ted@villagesoflife.org

Mobile (in Australia): 0417 546 473  (if calling from overseas) 61 417 546 473

If you can't send your money, why don't you go to Burundi and make a difference when you travel?

Burundi needs:
Desks, Chairs, Computers (yes, even second-hand PCs can make all the difference providing they are in good working order), Electricians, Plumbers, Builders, Painters, Farmers, Surveyors, Dentists, Medical Practitioners, Optometrists, Tradesmen, Cooks, Hydro Engineers, Teachers, Blind/Braille Experts, Social Workers and more!


Sponsor a Child



Change a life!
  
For $50 a month you can provide shelter, education,food and clothing in a loving environment for one young person in Burundi. 

 Make a difference

Today!

Spend a week, a month or a year at one of Burundi YFC's projects and experience what is happening first hand!

Contact Burundi YFC 
Bujumbura, Burundi
Office number:
(+257) 22 21 0440
Mobile number:
(+257) 78 85 3029
E-mail:
freddy@burundiyfc.org

 Get Involved


Give!
Burundi YFC functions entirely on the generosity of its supporters. We have been in awe of the what has provided through churches and individuals over the past few years. Large once-off donations of money, resources and the hard work of skilled teams have had a huge impact on the ministry, while the regular small monthly gifts of a dedicated group of people have allowed the ministry to function on a day-to-day basis.

To find out more information, or to support,
please  email
freddy@burundiyfc.org

Sponsor!
We are always looking for sponsors for our orphans at the Gitega & Cibitoke centres,  $50.00 a month provides the needs for a child at our orphanages.

To get involved or find out more information then email freddy@burundiyfc.org

  Go!
Burundians are amongst the most hospitable people, and the YFC staff would welcome with open arms anyone wanting to get involved on a short term basis, from a week to several years!

We are currently in need of English teachers for our Gitega orphanage and Future Hope School, Doctors and Nurses for Shammah Medical Center in Gitega as well as general help for our Bujumbura office.

If you are interested or want more information,
please  email
freddy@burundiyfc.org




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~ Thomas A. Edison  

 

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