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.


Ejo k'umuhingamo niho twaronsa Irambona Janvier, umuhungu w'imyaka 18, ikibanza agiye gukoreramwo.

Janvier yamaze imyaka 6 aba mw'ibarabara, imbere yuko afashwa n'irindi shirahamwe kwiga gushona, akanaronswa imashini yo gushona.

It was yesterday afternoon that Janvier Irambona, a young 18 year old man was able to access a workplace with the help of NG

Janvier lived in the streets for 6 years before he received sewing training. He then was granted a sewing machine from another organization ...

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What we'll remember from today's staff training is "Your wealth does not lie in what you own, but in the number of people you serve".

Ce que nous retenons de la formation du personnel de New Generation, est que "Ta richesse ne réside pas en ce que tu possedes, mais dans le nombre de personnes que tu sers".

Kimwe muvyo twasigaranye m'uruganda rw'inyigisho zahawe abakozi ba NG nuko "Ubutunzi bw'umuntu butari muvyo atunze, ariko buri mugitigiri cabo akorera". ...

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Inyuma y'imisi 3 y'uruganda rw'inyigisho rwateguriwe umuhari w'urwaruka rukerebutse rw'aba Scout, itariki 1 Munyonyo niho abakurikiye izo nyigisho bahabwa impapuro z'umutsindo.
Izo nyigisho zari muntumbero yo gutsimbataza ubumenyi m'uburongozi, gushigikirna no kwubaha kiremwa muntu.
Umurongozi wa New Generation yarashimiye ashimitse umu scout wese yakurikiranye urwo ruganda k'ukwitwanga kwiwe.

Après 3 séances de formation du dynamique groupe des Scouts au Centre National de l'ASB à Kigobe, la journée du 1er Novembre a été dediée à la clôture de ces sessions enrichissantes par une remise de certificats à chaque participant.
La formation visait le renforcement des capacités en leadership, la pratique de l'entraide et le respect du prochain.
Le CEO de New Generation a chaleureusement remercié chaque scout pour la dédication et l'engagement qu'ils ont temoignés tout le long de cette formation.

On November 1st, a closing ceremony was dedicated to the energetic Scout group at the ASBL in Kigobe to mark the end of their 3 training sessions with the CEO of New Generation. A certificate of training completion was given to each participant by the CEO himself.
The training focused on building leadership skills, teamwork and caring for others.
The CEO warmly thanked each scout for their dedication and commitment throughout the training. ...

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