English a 21st global common language now in Burundi

At the time that Burundi which is a French speaking country, strives to succeed with its integration in the East African Community and current global village due to communication barrier. The Burundian government decided to offer a code of motivation for Burundians at large and young people in particular to improve their oral and written expression in English by introducing English classes in the school syllabus from primary school . Still, challenges related to the problems in English language which is a viable tool of communication at the market place in this global village and especially within this community, constitute a major obstacle to Burundian people in general, and especially the youth; Which in the end , still limit the youth`s potentiality at the market place.
Therefore, after realizing these obstacles and challenges our fellow comrades are facing .Our organization whose part of its mission is to promote English has initiated English classes and debating forums free of charge in different public and private facilities from Northern quarters of Bujumbura. In those forums and English classes youth from different ethnical, educational, and religious background and political beliefs or ideas meet across the week and learn and exchange their views on different topics of public interest such as Humans rights, Gender equality, fair election , Democracy , and the like topics and improve their English skills.
Although the challenges in regard with the English language , with our effort and the contribution of English training centers ,we are gradually helping the English speaking community to grow up and make of this language a reality in Burundi. In a nutshell, We solemnly call all English speaking individuals, clubs and organizations scattered all around Bujumbura and throughout the whole country to network together and share resources and keep in touch. With good English communicating skills will eventually be able to market and portray our country`s image and reputation and be potential at the market place and have access to English resources.
With this spirit our initiative under YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE is looking forward to improving the level of communication in English in Burundi through a variety of programs such as creating an English audience, offering platforms and promoting English oeuvres both on national and international scene. Where there is a will, there is a way.
"Le premier échange de l'UNESCO MGIEP sur l'éducation en Afrique" "Talking Across Generation on Education in Africa" Du 16 - 17 septembre 2019, Bujumbura - Burundi. (Lancement officiel du PVE Youth Blast 2019 et #TAGeBujumbura). Discussion en ligne: Du 15/08/2019 au 10 /09/2019. Application Link https://unesco-mgiep.typeform.com/to/QwnAcX
UNFPA veut appuyer les organisations de la jeunesse pour l'élaboration d'une plateforme digitale qui va permettre aux jeunes filles et garçons de partager leurs expériences, d'apprendre,de s'informer et de se former à distance et à moindre coùt.
The PVE Youth Blast is aimed to contribute to peaceful and sustainable societies. In fact, we believe that including youths in the pursuit of peaceful and inclusive societies free of Violent Extremism must remain one of the central aims for which PVE policies are created globally. This is on account of the inextricable link between the increasing number of youths joining violent and extremist groups and the increasing threat of such terror groups.
With the support of UNFPA Burundi Country Office, Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (YELI-Burundi) in partnership with WORLD PEACE INITIATIVE, COMMON GROUND CENTER and WORLD MERIT BURUNDI are organizing the DIGITAL YOUTH CONSULTATION ON PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism).
THEME:Effective Cooperation for Building CommunityResilience Against Violent Extremism The International Youth Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT)in Partnership with theAfrican Initiative for Women in Africa (AIWA Forum) and YELI Burundiwill hold the maiden International Youths Conference on Counter-Terrorism from 4th to 6th February 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is planned to involve Delegates from UN member countries.
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The IYCCT will bring together 200 youth Participants and leaders drawn from CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) impact countries.However,The IYCCT budget will only cover the Accommodation,meals and onsite transport (To and from the airport and during the conference) for 100 participants.The other 100 participants will be self sponsored.
After realizing a need to youth empowerment, The YELI Lead Team in partnership with a local Radio COLOMBE F.M proposed a radio program called Future Leaders Show with a mission to awaken youth to self-reliance, awareness and confidence.
The night of 8th February 2014, many Burundian families lost their loved ones and Were left empty-handed due to the floods and landslides which washed away All their belongings. YELI, recognizing a need, stepped in to assist in molding bricks and help to build some unsheltered families, victims of the flood from Buterere and enable these mostly hit families to start their life Afresh. This particular kind of support had successfully brought back hope and smile on these victims of the tragedy