Stelios Philanthropic Foundation supports access to education of orphans and vulnerable children at the Matana secondary school in Burundi
MONACO : MONTE-CARLO LONGINES MASTERS
At 13 years old, Bella is the oldest of three children. In 2015, her father and one of her... Read more
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Yolanda was my first experience of a very strong typhoon. I did not... Read more
She was born towards the end of 2004, though the date is not precise as her birth was not been... Read more
"I thank AMADE for having supported me this year. I had difficulties paying the school fees... Read more
"I'm in 6th grade. I study thanks to Nawe n’uze contributions to our solidarity... Read more
At 13 years old, Bella is the oldest of three children. In 2015, her father and one of her siblings died. After the death of Bella's father, her mother had to leave her husband's property and return to her home in Kibago. Sick and destitute, her mother did everything in order to be accepted into the solidarity group "IZEREBIBONDO". With the help of a legal assistant, a process of recovery of the family property is under way in the Songa commune in the province of Bururi.
Among the other children in the Kibago commune who are also beneficiaries of the school kit support from solidarity groups, Bella stands out for her good academic performance (75.5%).See the project Close
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Yolanda was my first experience of a very strong typhoon. I did not expect our village to be under the signal. Several days after the typhoon, I went to school but I was surprised to see what had happened. There were classrooms that were badly damaged. At first, I did not know what to do. What and where to start cleaning. A few months later, the Virlanie group came to our school to offer their help so that our classes could be repaired. In addition, they also provided school supplies and seminars on volunteering, hygiene and sanitation, leadership training and more.
They organized the Green Brigade, which is made up of pupils from Grade 6 daycare, for the maintenance of our school and to keep it clean. They teach us how to separate our waste. They give hope to indigent students by having them benefit from the Amade Virlanie Scholars. They also built our new canteen. The biggest thing I will never forget are the classrooms that were damaged by typhoon Yolanda that have now been restored and have even become much more beautiful.
For all of this, I am very grateful to the Virlanie Foundation Inc. in collaboration with L'AMADE, Solidaire Firefighters for these wonderful things that haven happened to us. May God give you more blessings so that you can continue to help those in need. Thank you very much.See the project Close
She was born towards the end of 2004, though the date is not precise as her birth was not been registered with the Commune. She was born when her mother, NDAYISHIMIKIJE, was still a young girl who herself still lived with her mother, NTAWUMENYA, who lived on the Mudende hill, Mudende area, Buyengero commune, in the province of Rumonge.
Denis BAZOMBANZA, Divine's father, was already married to another woman and was the father of other children when she was born. Originally from KINWA hill, KIRYAMA area, in the Songade commune of Bururi province, he went to look for work at Buyengero when he met Divine's mother.
When Divine was 2 years old, her mother left to marry and never returned to see her daughter again. The little girl stayed with her grandmother NTAWUMENYA who died of a natural illness a few months later.
In the same year, Divine's father died too as a result of an illness, but he had already reported to his family that he had had a child with a girl from the Buyengero commune.
The legal wife of Divine's father, Euphrasie NDAYISHIMIYE, took pity and had the courage to go and find Divine at the end of 2006. The new guardian raised Divine as her own child, she is a member of a solidarity group of the hill, and the child is included in the list of children taken care of by the local group. Divine passed from primary school to secondary school with 80% in her final exam.See the project Close
"I thank AMADE for having supported me this year. I had difficulties paying the school fees but you help brought me so much including joy, peace, stability, hope and the desire to continue my studies in peace. This is why I worked hard and scored 73% - third in my class. Next year I will be in 10th grade. Thank you."See the project Close
"I'm in 6th grade. I study thanks to Nawe n’uze contributions to our solidarity group. This year, I received school supplies and uniforms. Thank you very much to the members of the solidarity groups and AMADE Burundi who helps them.
In the 1st semester, I was 8th place and in the 2nd semester I was 6th place. At the end of my studies, I would like to become a doctor so I can take care of children and mothers."