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What we do
War Child has worked in partnership with national NGOs in Burundi since 2008 and established its own operations there in 2011. Our projects are designed to deliver mental health and psychosocial support, protection and education to children in various parts of Burundi.
We support children who are particularly at risk by strengthening community-based structures such as dedicated child protection committees active on every hill.
Our work to create supportive environments offer a safe haven where children can process their experiences, rebuild confidence and trust and contribute towards a better future - both for themselves and their communities.
Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.
Where we work
WAR CHILD PROJECTS
Economic Empowerment of Youth Towards Peacebuilding and Crisis Prevention
Cibitoke, Rumonge and Bujumbura Province
Our research has identified 3 key factors believed to lure young people towards violence - stigmatisation, limited economic opportunity and lack of support from institutions and the general public. Through skills development and the set-up of community peacebuilding platforms, this flagship project attempts to turn that around.
Cibitoke and Rumonge Province
Based on a youth needs assessment conducted in 2019, this 6-month pilot aims to prepare and inspire youth for their future. Through technical and life skills training, they are invited to engage in income-generating activities and launch businesses that give back to their communities.
Our partners in Burundi
Hendrik van Gent is our Interim Country Director in Burundi. Interested in collaborating or have a specific query? Please reach out via one of the channels below.