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Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Muyinga, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Muyinga, Burundi

A child sponsorship report from Muyinga in Burindi. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Dear sponsor,

At this time of end of the 2012 first six months, we are delighted to send you this report so as to update you on major happenings that occurred in our village since November 2011. We also seize this opportunity to thank you for your multiple supports and to extend to you our warmest greetings.

Our Village is always home to 150 children distributed in the 15 family houses where SOS mothers and aunts continue to provide them appropriated supervision according to every child's needs thus enabling them to develop harmoniously.

As for our structures of youth care, we have 142 youths divided up in the 9 Youth Homes, in housing looked after and in their biological families.

With regard to educational care of our children, you will know that children with academic problems receive educational enhancement provided by SOS aunts and external tutors.  We currently provide merit awards to children who made enormous strides in every grade to encourage competitive spirit.

As far as children and youths blossoming activities are concerned, a football match that took place at Muyinga pitted a team of our village children against the team of SOS Children’s Village Gitega in April 2012 and ended in a 1-1 draw. This game enabled children from the two villages to get to know each other and to make new friends.

In the framework of sex education, children of grades 5 and 6 and children from secondary education attended information, Education and Communication sessions (IEC) on puberty and adolescence management, in order to help them cross this difficult period of life, with fewer risks.

Up to the end of the 2nd term of the 2011-2012 school year, the SOS primary school of  Muyinga counts 445 schoolchildren of whom 117 SOS children and 328 children from the community, including 10 children from Family Strengthening Programme beneficiary families. The success rate of SOS children was 84.6% against 85.3% for SOS youths.

Regarding Family Strengthening Programme, 409 beneficiary children distributed in 104 families continue to be supported, knowing that since January 2010, there were not any new admissions due to budgetary constraints. However, note that we have just re-launched an income generating activity on grinding mill. As regards  supervision of children youths who attend school, tutoring sessions were conducted for 73 of  them who were in need of it.

Dear friends, to conclude, we thank you once again for all supports that you always bring us and wish you all the best  in your different undertakings.

SOS Children's Village Muyinga