Homes of Hope
Homes of Hope is the brand name of our orphanages.
Burundi has been torn apart by many years of war and poverty, resulting in many children becoming orphans in the country. It is our quest to provide a home and a family for many of these orphans.
We bring in children between the ages of 0-6 years, from all over the country and from all three ethnic tribes, allowing them to grow up together in a beautiful picture of unity and reconciliation.
Each centre is made up of several 'Houses', each one housing up to eight children with a House Mother and helpers to create a family-like unit. The centres will consist of an Orphanage, Medical Clinic, and School. They were created so that Youth for Christ could play a transformational role in the surrounding communities by providing educational opportunities and quality, affordable medical treatment.
The sites are staffed by dedicated teams who act as godly role models. International teams and volunteers regularly visit the sites, contributing their skills and love to these vibrant communities.
Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, located in the centre of the country.
Youth for Christ started their first Homes of Hope on the outskirts of the city in 2005, and it has been a pilot project for all the others to follow. It currently has 6 Houses with 42 children, (Two of whom attend and live at Gitega International Academy during school term time and two others study in Swaziland and only come during their school holidays). All the other children attend Future Hope School, and benefit from Shammah Health Center if they get sick.
Cibitoke is a small town in the North of Burundi.
Youth for Christ started their second Homes of Hope here in 2010, with the help of Villages of Life, Australia. It currently has 5 Houses with 39 children, all of whom attend Future Hope School, Cibitoke. There is also a medical clinic soon to open.
Makamba is a province in the south of Burundi and shares the borders with Tanzania. Makamba is also a small town. Youth for Christ opened Homes of Hope Makamba 3 years ago, in March 2015. It currently has 1 house with 7 children.
We are always seeking sponsors for our children at both Homes of Hope sites. If you are interested in learning more, please click here