04 Aug

Off to England

After waiting for their visa for several days in Kampala (Uganda), Innocent and Eric finally flew to England on Saturday the 11th July for a three-month accelerated training in English at Studio Cambridge. They were both excited and grateful to participate in this training.

In an interview made before their departure to London, Eric and Innocent expressed their joy for being given such an opportunity to acquire more knowledge which they will come back and share with their friends at New Generation. They were also honored to be the ambassadors of Burundi again, but this time in the UK. They did not forget to thank their supervisors at New Generation who always teach them along with other young people to believe in their dreams in spite of their present situation.

We wish to thank Street Child United for all the support provided to these youths and for giving them a chance to pursue their dreams.

03 Aug

Gir’ubuntu Event

On the 5th July 2015, New Generation and Christian Initiative for peace through a special event entitled “Gir’Ubuntu” held a prayer time with participants from different churches and backgrounds. The event was largely attended by youth who expressed their eagerness to see a better Burundi in the days and years ahead.

The event started off by worship led by Dudu and other invitees. A short word of exhortation on how to pray for the nation was presented by Dieudonne Nahimana. This was followed by a series of prayer moments led by different people such as Teddy from New Generation, Queen Belle Monique a journalist from Radio Isanganiro and Pastor Jeff Baluku from Christian Life Ministries in Burundi.

Dieudonne Nahimana encouraged the youth to realize who they are in Christ and how they ought to behave as a result in these times. He encouraged them to stand with non violent approaches and to promote non-violence. The atmosphere was fuelled with energy, unity and faith in regards to the future of Burundi.

03 Aug

Youth solidarity for non-violence

On the 25th June, New Generation in partnership with Christian Initiative for peace organized a special conference bringing together young people from different political parties and movements. Dieudonne Nahimana, along with Manirakiza Onesphore from Harvest for Christ ministries, spoke about active non-violence, its importance and how one can use this approach to reach his goals and objectives especially during the current crisis in Burundi.

Two movies, one showing the struggle that Mahtma Gandhi led in India and another “Iyomenya” (If I had known) produced by New Generation in 2010, illustrated  this point to the youth who had come. They were afterwards given an opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas. They also recommended some of the strategies to use in order to promote non-violence in Burundi and convey messages without using violence.

As part of this project, new social media pages were also created by New Generation to keep the youth updated on this topic of non-violence and communicate with them.

These are the social media pages that were created:

–  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girubuntu/114905462182608?fref=ts

– Twitter : https://twitter.com/Gir_Ubuntu

–  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN0xQWM8DUOLFjfw9FI1Oww

– Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/girubuntu