Street Child Games – Rio – 14 – 20 March 2016

Team Burundi


Team Burundi participated in the Street Child Cup in 2014, where they were second. A few players who were in the 2014 squad have returned to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the Street Child Games. One of them is Innocent, who won the Golden Boot two years ago. He did not have a real name until recently. Innocent was just a nickname, which he got from his years on the street.
Today, he wants other children to have a name, legal papers and an identity.
His biggest dream? To start a family to help children in difficult situations.

Meet the Team

Meet Innocent, Vianney, Armel and David, the players and ambassadors of Team
Burundi. By participating in the Street Child Games they are campaigning for street children to be recognised and treated as national citizens with the right to a legal identity, access to education and protection from violence. The Street Child Games will enable the team to raise awareness in Burundi and across the world of the challenges street children face and inspire those who can implement real change to improve the lives of street children.

New Generation

Team Burundi is representing the frontline work of New Generation Burundi. It is estimated 5000 children live and work on the streets in Burundi, 3000 of those are in the capital Bujumbura.

Street children and young people in Burundi live in poor conditions – vulnerable to extreme forms of violence including murder and rape, abuse, imprisonment without trial, exploitation and human trafficking. New Generation has worked for more than 15 years to support street children and develop a new generation of leaders in Burundi. They are committed to support street children through a wide range of programmes including leadership training, social support & access to health care, coaching sessions and awareness campaigns for the specific challenges street children in Burundi face.


Appel à candidature pour les postes de formateur en entrepreneuriat et formateur en anglais pour le Centre de ressources et de formation, Martin Luther King Jr.

We are looking for an Entrepreneurship and English trainers for the Martin Luther King Jr, our Resource and Training Center. ...

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To end the summer holidays, New Generation Burundi organized fun activities last Friday.

As requested by the children, two games took place which opposed the later to the staff members. They were fair play games were fun and technique were met.

The activities were an opportunity to strengthen the bonds between staff and the children.

Mugusozera uburuhuko bw'abana muri New Generation, harateguwe ibikorwa bitandukanye.

Murivyo harimwo inkino z'umupira w'amaguru zahuza abana n'abakozi nk'uko vyari vyasabwe n'abana.

Izo nkino zagaragayemwo akanyamuneza eka n'ubuhinga.

Izo nkino zongeye gufasha gukomeza imigenderanire y'ubuvukanyi n'ubucuti isanzweho.

Pour marquer la fin de vacances à New Generation, differentes activités ont été organisées.

Comme demandé par les enfants, deux matchs les adversaires aux membres du staff a eu lieu.

Des matchs empreints de fair play et de téchnique.

Ces rencontres ont été une autre occasion de souder les liens fraternels et amicaux. ...

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Ce vendredi 25 août a eu lieu la clôture des activités des vacances pour les enfants de New Generation.

Dans les cérémonies organisées à cette occasion, les enfants ont pu présenter des numeros en rapport avec ce qu'ils ont appris.

Ils ont déclamé des poèmes en français et anglais, des chants et dances, sketch, ont présenté ce qu'ils ont appris en informatique et ont joué du tambour.

Les enfants qui se sont distingués à l'école ont reçu des prix d'encouragement.

Ces célébrations se sont terminées dans une grande joie.

Kuri uyu wa gatanu itariki 25 Myandagaro, niho hasozerwa uburuhuko k'ubana bo muri New Generation.

Mu birori vyari biteguwe, abana baronse akaryo ko gushikiriza ivyo bize m'uburuhuko.

Bashikirije ivyo bize muvyigwa vy'igifaransa n'icongereza, mugukoresha inyabwonko, barashikiriza n'indirimbo, intambo z'itandukanye eka baravuza n'umurisho.

Abana baronse amanota meza mw'ishure baronkejwe udushimwe.

Ivyo birori vyarangiriye mumunezero ntangere. ...

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