BFI News: 44,000 English books arrive in Burundi - Guide My Feet concert - Give a goat on Giving Tuesday!
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Burundi Friends International : Fighting Poverty, Educating Youth, Providing Hope

Beyond Grammar: 44,000 New Ideas Arrive in Burundi!

October 15, 2017

Julie and Innocent welcome you to the home of BFI's 5th container-library
BFI Leaders Julie Marner and Innocent Niyongabo welcome you to the home of BFI’s 5th container-library in Bujumbura Rural Province, Burundi. Summer 2017.

44,000 English books crossed the deep blue sea and the dusty roads of Tanzania and Burundi, arriving in Bujumbura last week. This time, BFI sent not just one but two 40-foot containers, full of books and computers. We extend our gratitude to Books For Africa, who provided BFI with a grant of $16,000 towards this shipment.

This shipment is a milestone, marking over 100,000 English reading and text books BFI has sent to Burundi. Books bring the world to Burundi, opening minds for today’s learning, tomorrow’s development, and imagination to create a better future.

Hundreds of Burundians will be served by our newest container libraries, #5 and #6, in the communities of Ngozi Province and Bujumbura Rural. Delivery of other books will reach college students at International Leadership University and Burundi American International University.

There are even enough books to be delivered to more distant provinces outside of the capital city, Bujumbura. These books will find a home on high school shelves, increasing the impact by allowing high school students and BFI English Club members to share valuable resources.

Your donation is the key to growing BFI’s massively successful English learning project across Burundi. Give knowledge and hope!

"We have been equipped with leadership skills thanks to the books with which you provided us." — Landry Ndayikeje


Guide My Feet

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir

Come hear the sweet gospel tunes of Ken Anderson’s Martin Luther King Junior Community Choir! BFI benefit concert "Guide My Feet" will take place on Sunday, October 29, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us!

BFI extends gratitude to Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church for hosting this event as part of their concert series. The concert location is 17010 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92128.

The concert is free, with a giving opportunity for all to support BFI's programs in Burundi. See you there!

Give a Goat!

BFI Giving Tuesday logo

Kick off Giving Tuesday with a rousing "baa" on November 28! Your support of BFI's 2017 Donation Drive will raise funds for our Sustainable Solutions Goat Project. Spread the word to friends and family — all are invited to join the fun on this global day of giving.

Learn more about Giving Tuesday and how we are using goats to create economic empowerment for women in Makamba Province, Burundi. 

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