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Supporting a Transfer Student

Join us in offering exceptional Burundian students a chance to continue their high school education in the USA and learn American values that will transform their homeland.

supporting-a-transfer-studentLeaders of Tomorrow

The Burundi Education Fund is proud to announce the formation of the first transfer student program that gives Burundi students the opportunity to finish their high school education in the United States.  Our Burundi High School Students in USA program is highly selective and is based on a
student’s current academic performance, Catholic values  and leadership abilities.

Promoting Local Charity

In exchange for entry into this exclusive program, parents in Burundi will sponsor (when financially possible) at least two local impoverished children. This is an excellent way to promote local charity.

supporting-a-transfer-student-2One-Year Commitment and Beyond

The goal of our program is to bring Burundian high school students to America to finish their
education. Because we understand a two-to-four year commitment is too much to ask of a
host family,  we are looking for host families who would be willing to make a one-year
commitment. Our students come from varied backgrounds.  While some grew up in the
capital city of Bujamahra and have parents who can provide financial support for their stay in
America, others come from homes in the remote, rural areas of Burundi.  These Burundian
students come from extreme poverty; they have no electricity or running water, no flushing
toilets and they do not have access to daily healthy meals.  When these children come to live
in America, they have an opportunity to learn firsthand how faith, generosity and capitalism
in America are improving the world.  It is also an opportunity for host parents, their children,
their church, the school and the community to experience a new culture without traveling
across the globe.  To find out more about becoming a host family, please contact the
chairperson of the Burundi High School Students in USA program, please contact the chairperson of the Transfer Student Committee, Nancy Jodarski, at nancyjodarski@att.net

 

Business Sponsors

You do not need to have a teenager from Burundi living in your home to become a vital part
of our student program.  Perhaps you are financially able to assist an impoverished student
with meeting his daily expenses such as lunch money, personal items, spending money etc.
Bringing a student here is not dependent on the kindness of one family – bringing a student to
America takes a community of like-minded people coming together to make a larger impact.

Meet the Burundi Students Who Are Already Here

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Directly support the Burundi students studying in Wisconsin by making a donation to the Student Solidarity Fund at the below PayPal link.