Addressing school dropouts by changing world views
According to Francine, an empowered worldview facilitator, school dropout is more an effect of poor mindset than poverty. Se how she's addressing it.
World Vision has been working in Burundi for more than five decades. In 1995, we opened our office in Bujumbura, the country’s capital.
Over the past 30 years, our work has transitioned from providing emergency relief to investing in long-term development programmes. To date, we bring hope and assistance to more than 1,000,000 children each year.
Through a wide range of holistic, integrated projects, we work to ensure children and their communities have access to much-needed clean water, education, food, healthcare and the chance to live a life of fullness.
Improving the well-being of children in Burundi regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, is the foundation and the motivation for everything we do.
Clean Water Now Within Reach
Our goal is to significantly improve child well-being by enabling families and communities to achieve sustainable access to adequate potable water, improved sanitation facilities, and good hygiene practices.
In Fiscal Year 2018, 51,102 people gained access to safe drinking water, 16,672 limited latrines were constructed and more than 93,269 people participated in hygiene promotion and behavior change practices.
Vegetables for Food Security
At World Vision, we are involved in the implementation of interventions focusing on food security. Our goal is to increase community access staple and micronutrients rich sources of foods. These include kitchen gardening, bio-fortification, small and medium livestock, agricultural inputs and extension delivery.
Empowered World View (EWV) is a programme that is helping both community members and staff to open their minds and see the opportunities around them and then break down dependency by developing their vision without fearing. We are doing this by addressing social issues, like negative cultural beliefs (such as which craft), polygamy, alcoholism which are harming community welfare and have painful repercussions on child well-being.
Ending Child Neglect
In Burundi, too many children are affected daily by neglect. This problem permeates the culture and customs of many families and takes many forms which directly and indirectly impact children's abilities to experience their rights.