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.


En date du 26 au 28 avril, le CEO et le CPO de New Generation ont rendu visite au Club New Generation de Gasorwe.

C'était dans le but de motiver ses membres à avoir confiance en eux-même et les encourager à developper leurs talents pour influencer leurs camarades à être plus ouverts d'esprits.

On the 26th to 28th of April, the new generation CEO and CPO visited the New Generation Club in Gasorwe.

The goal of this visit was to motivate its members to have confidence in themselves and encourage them to develop their talents to influence their peers to be more openly minded to others.

Itariki 26 gushika 28 Rusama, uwurongoye New Generation n'uwujejwe gutunganya imigambo baragendeye club yo muri komine Gasorwe mu ntara ya Muyinga.

Yari mu ntumbero yo guhura n'abagize iyo club kugira babahimirize ngo bashire amanga, bige guteza imbere ingabire bafise kugira babere akarorero urundi rwaruka rwige guharanira indoto zarwo. ...

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Le Programme Imboneza vous invite a une soirée cinéma qui aura lieu ce vendredi 28/04/2017 à partir de 17h au centre de New Generation. Il y aura également une séance d’échange et de réflexion sur le film. Venez nombreux !

Muratumiwe n'igisata Imboneza mu mwanya wo kuraba i sinema kur'uyu wa gatanu itariki 28/04/2017 guhera isaha 11 z'umugoroba (17H) kukigo ca New Generation mu Kinindo.
Inyuma y'isinema hazobaho akanya ko kuganira no guhanahana ivyiyumviro.
Kaze mwese! ...

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