Burundi is a small, landlocked country in central Africa bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the DRC. After gaining its independence in 1962, Burundi was plagued by political instability in the 1960s and subsequently ravaged by two civil wars and genocides in the 1970s and 1990s – a history which has left Burundi as one of then poorest nations on earth. Read more about Burundi here.

BWA UK has been active in Burundi since 2012, working alongside our partner CAPE (Centre d’Aide et de Protection de l’Enfant). CAPE runs the Murakaza school project, which supports 200 students and their families living in a slum near Bujumbura, as well as education and income-generating activities for the marginalised Batwa population. Read more about our work in Burundi here.

The children at the Murakaza school in Burundi