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HOST FAMILY FOUND (Jess)!!! (Summer 2014)

Posted on by Burundi Education Fund

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.

nancy with kids

BURUNDI OR BUST! (Summer 2014)

Posted on by Burundi Education Fund

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