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Burundi

Based in this African country since 2001, we work in the poorest districts of the capital, Bujumbura, and in the provinces of Cibitoke, Kayanza, Kirundo and Ngozi to provide education, protection and food to children, and to assist and support women who are victims of violence.

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Educating the next generations is the strong point of our work, we build a better future together because they are not afraid to learn and work with their families on the road to resilience

The future of children. Education is one of the important sectors of AVSI's work in Burundi. We carry out numerous projects aimed at improving the living conditions and education of young people, carried out with the support of, among others, the European Union, the Italian Foreign Ministry and Unicef. Thanks to private funds, AVSI started the MEO Center, which is a landmark in the capital Bujumbura for the support of the youth coming from the poorest neighborhoods.

Food security and development. In addition to the capital, AVSI also worked in the provinces of Kayanza and Ngozi, in the north of the country. Since 2007, our staff also works to ensure the food security of the local population, to respond to the food crisis affecting these areas and to promote development through seed distribution and training owners of small farms.

No more violence against women. To counter violence against women, AVSI Burundi works towards prevention, awareness raising and assistance to victims. The creation of the “Stop GBV Clubs” and the awareness raising campaigns in 88 schools support the widespread distribution of information on the services and partners available in various zones. The partners involved, coordinated by AVSI, assist victims with a holistic approach: AFEV offers lodging and subistence, psycho-social assistance and support with medical centers; AFJB’s legal clinics provide legal assistance and the circulation of Burundian laws aimed at combatting gender violence; CEJP, thanks to its widespread parish presence, set out awarenessraising activities in the community, working to reconcile family conflicts and supporting medical assistance.

Bujumbura
B.P. 3307 Bujumbura
Avenue MPOTSA 11,
Kabondo
Tel.: +257 2225 2579
Fax.: +257 2225 2580
riccardo.bevilacqua@avsi.org

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