Future Hope Schools
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
The Education system in Burundi is straining to cope with providing sufficient schools for a growing population of young people. Teachers and resources are scarce, and class sizes can reach a ratio of 1:100.
Burundi Youth for Christ seeks to raise up a generation of new leaders, and the first step is providing a good quality, well-rounded education. This is why they started the Future Hope primary schools.
Children at our schools learn the subjects on the national curriculum (Kirundi, French and Maths) but they also learn English (very important now that Burundi is part of the English-speaking East African Community) and computer studies.
The schools are equipped with a computer lab and a library. The books are predominantly in English, but as we expand, we are looking for more French and Kirundi books.
Future Hope School in Gitega opened in 2008, right next to Gitega Homes of Hope. It currently contains 772 pupils, from nursery classes up to Grade 13.
Future Hope School in Cibitoke opened in 2013, right next to Cibitoke Homes of Hope. It currently contains 430 pupils, from nursery classes up to Grade 9.
Future Hope School in Makamba, a province of Burundi that has a large number of returning refugees from Tanzania and very limited education resources opened in September 2015. It currently contains 221 pupils, from nursery classes up to grade 7.