After one year of giving back, Olivier will return to the USA and attend University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.
At Buta Minor Seminary boarding school, Olivier taught English, Math and computer skills to boys grade 7-13.
He finished Lourdes Academy High School, Oshkosh, WI and choose to give back to his formal school in Burundi.
The University of Mary in Bismark, ND waived tuition fees to this talented young man for four years.
However, he will have to come
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Are you being called to open your heart and home to a student from Burundi, Africa ? Burundi High School
Students in USA is searching for one “SUMMER HOST FAMILY” and additional “HOST FAMILIES for the 2015-
2016 school year.” Host families change a child’s life forever; students who are hosted change a host family’s
life forever as well!
Host families are unique, selfless, faith-filled families who believe there is always room for “one more” in their
home and in
Summer is a time for fun and adventure. Why not think about hosting one of our wonderful students for a few days, a few weeks or perhaps for the entire summer? This is a great opportunity to learn what it is like to enter into the HOST FAMILY WORLD!
Summer host families are not expected to “entertain” our students; families are simply asked to share your day to day family life with a student. While hosting we ask that you
A few jitters and an air of excitement filled the Austin Struebel Airport this past August, as host families greeted their new son or daughter from Burundi, Africa! The carefully selected eight students arrived in the United States as part of the Burundi High School Students in USA program, a newly founded program of the Burundi Education Fund Inc. The program’s goal is to prepare the students to become 21st century leaders who can one day make a positive impact
Michee recently completed his sophomore year at Lourdes Academy. He is a hardworking student who participated in baseball, Campus Ministry and the Lourdes Chemistry Club. Last fall he participated in soccer at Lourdes and enjoyed winter soccer at the YMCA.
Michee has been very blessed to become a part of the Hedge family during his recent stay. The Hedges describe Michee as a “bright, typical teenage boy, nice disposition and willing to help”.
When asked about their hosting experience,
SAVANNAH CIELLE IKEWZWE
Savannah is sixteen years old and lives in the capital city of Bujumbura, Africa with her parents, Ignace Mboninyibura, a pharmacist and her mother, Spes Ntakarutimana , an administrative assistant.
Savannah is Catholic, speaks English and currently attends New School where she ranks in the top 11% of her class. She will enter Lourdes Academy as a sophomore for the 2014-2015 academic year. She is excited about the prospect of coming to the United States to learn
Gentle Jess is fifteen years old and attends Buta Minor Seminary Boarding School in Bururi, Burundi. His father, Andre Mbonayo is a technician for a phone company and his mother, Candide Ntuhemuke teaches elementary school.
Gentle Jess is Catholic and speaks English. He works hard at his studies and is currently ranked in the top 3% of his class. He will join the sophomore class at Xavier High School for the 2014-2015 school year.
Host families and friends gathered at the Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay airport on Tuesday, June 10th, to say their goodbyes to the “Burundi Fabulous Four” as they began their long journey back to their homeland in Africa. The bittersweet farewell was filled with tears of joy and sadness but immense excitement as the Burundian students hugged their American host families goodbye and also looked forward to seeing their families in Burundi. The students: Olivier, Michee, Chadia and Lady