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Rotary Club – World Service Grant

Posted on by Steve Fischer

Through the years, people and organizations too numerous to specify have been very generous benefactors to aid us on our mission to educate the children of Burundi. Several Rotary Club chapters have been key contributors along the way, just 3 (of the many) examples,

the Appleton, Neenah, & Menasha (WI) clubs have been a significant source of support as we have developed the BEF organization
Kigali club welcomed us and helped make connections with schools in Rwanda
Kampala club

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Press Release: Live! Benefit Auction

Posted on by Steve Fischer

Burundi Education Fund, Inc. Hosts Live Auction to Benefit the Burundi Refugee School Children in Rwanda and Uganda, Africa
Appleton, April 7, 2021—The Burundi Education Fund, Inc. (BEF) invites anyone and everyone to a live, in person Benefit Auction on June 5, 2021 to be held at the Long Cheng Marketplace 1804 S. Lawe Street, Appleton. The auction will start at 9:00 a.m. with inspection and the bidding starts at 10:00. No advance registration is needed and

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COVID-19 Corona Virus

Posted on by Steve Fischer

As a means to curtail the spread of Corona Virus, the Rwandan & Ugandan governments suspended in-person, classroom education in 2020. The impact proved to be even more dire to our refugee students than previously imagined. When the governments discovered that they needed to ration scarce food resources, their citizens were higher in the priority chain than were refugees.
Previously, BEF offered school-cafeteria style food service as we had been providing nutrition to our students so that they could concentrate