ANTICIPATED LIVES IMPACTED: 630
GRANT AMOUNT $98,634
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?
For $157 you can pay the construction costs for one student.
For $8,470 you can provide the doors and windows.
For $20,076 you can pay for the ring beam and the roof for the new classrooms.
GLOBAL TRUSTEES APPROVED OCT 2018
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Burundi has been plagued by political unrest, virtually paralyzing an education system that was already failing before the conflict began. Across the country, educational facilities are dilapidated and this contributes to low student enrollment, attendance, and performance. Many teachers are not qualified, and many students are displaced, which makes focusing on their education difficult. School buildings have been destroyed across the country. In places like the Diocese of Matana, poverty has prevented people from participating in their own development and seeking improved schools.
To provide a conducive learning space and improve school facilities, the Anglican Diocese of Matana in Burundi will expand the facilities at Ecole Fondementale de Matana School. It will build six new classrooms for primary school students, two for kindergarteners, and two for post-primary students. The new classrooms will increase the school’s enrollment from the current 1,036 students to 1,586. Sixty students will enroll in kindergarten, 390 in primary school, and 100 in post-primary education.
In addition, community members will use the new space for community meetings, evangelism, and Bible study – all practices that promote peace and reconciliation.