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.


The actors from "GirUbuntu", in full action in the studio, recording a radio drama that will air soon.
The narrative will be about human values such as respect for human life, compassion and integrity. Stay tuned!

Abakinyi ba "GirUbuntu", agakino gashasha mugiye kuza murakurikira vuba kuri radiyo zanyu.
Ako gakino kavuga k'ukugira ingendo y'ubuntu igaragazwa no kwubaha kiremwa muntu, kugira impuhwe eka no kuba inyankamugayo.

Les acteurs de la fiction radiophonique "GirUbuntu" que vous suivrez très prochainement sur les ondes en pleine action dans le studio!
Une fiction qui parle des valeurs humaines comme le respect de la vie humaine, la compassion et l'integrité. ...

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Reinsertion familiale :
Apres une bonne collaboration entre New Generation Burundi et la famille de Cherubin David NIYIMPAYE, celui ci a pu retourner vivre avec sa famille ce mardi 11/07/2017.

Ce fut avec grande joie qu'il fut acceuilli, car il venait de passer deux ans avec NGB.

Returning home:
After collaborating with his family, New Generation Burundi made it possible for Cherubin David NIYIMPAYE to return home on Tuesday the 11th of July, 2017.

It was with great joy that Cherubin was welcomed by his family after he had been living with NGB for two years.

Mugokorana neza hagati ya New Generation Burundi n'umuryango wa David NIYIMPAYE, uyo mwana yarasubijwe m'umuryango wiwe kuri uyu wa kabiri itariki 11/07/2017.

Uyo mwana yakiriwe m'umuryango wiwe m'umunezero ntangere, inyuma y'imyaka 2 yaramaze arerewe muri NGB. ...

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Interested in learning a new language? New Generation Burundi is offering English classes over the summer FOR FREE !! You wouldn't want to miss this exceptional opportunity.
For more info, contact 75 44 55 63

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