Refurbished Burundi school ready to go

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As our children are preparing to get ready to return to school in Ireland, so our partners in Burundi are excited to welcome pupils to their newly refurbished school building.

Nyankanda Primary, a church-run school, was partially destroyed during civil unrest in 1993. Today, it employs 20 teachers and provides education for around 400 children. We are pleased to have been able to partner with Gitega Diocese and Bishops’ Appeal to see a much needed rehabilitation of the school – improving the learning environment, motivating children and staff, and most importantly ensuring safe conditions. In addition to this the school has been able to invest in teacher training to help improve the well-being of children and their families.

It has been encouraging to see this project progress with the reconstruction of classrooms, rehabilitation of sanitation facilities (pit latrines) and a five day refresher course to increase capacity of teachers. We look forward to completing the final phase of this project with the help of our link parishes and supporters. This next phase will ensure each classroom is adequately equipped to provide a positive learning environment.

Our partners write:

Overall this project improved the educational environment of the pupils of Nyankanda Primary school ensuring their safety, which will improve school performance and discourage school dropout. The implementation of this project was also a motivation to teachers who were discouraged by the working conditions.

Further information on CMSI’s work in Gitega Diocese

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