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Our global outreach focus is on Burundi because an organization called Burundi Friends International grew out of our community.  We work closely with BFI in their mission to fight poverty, educate youth, and provide hope.

Poem From Burundi

Monday morning By Esperance Amani

I woke up early in the morning as usual Took a shower and after breakfast Didn’t think about transport ’cause my feet were faster Soon after a call, my classmate Asking if I’m going to school or on date Thought it was a joke because things now are serious I hear noise of guns and grenades I can’t go to school ‘cause of demonstrations I can’t do anything during this dangerous situation I sometimes think about my future And don’t see how I can make my great signature I sometimes have an upset mind on my nature But don’t see how I can save each creature One day, two days…now it’s the third week without going to school How can I rest, how can I eat, how can I sleep, how can I live? Got nothing to do But found refuge in poetry No, I cannot rest No, I cannot sleep while other children in the world are studying Which is not the case for me No, I cannot rest No, I cannot sleep while I cannot see my future Without my last year, who am I going to become? What about my life? What about my diploma? What about my future? I sometimes think about my future And don’t see how I can make my great signature I sometimes have an upset mind on my nature But don’t see how I can save each creature No security, no tranquility My name is Amani, which means peace. I wish to study in peace I wish to share my peace with each country but its impossible To see youth without hope, I’m not comfortable I sometimes think if I had… then I could… or if I were… then I could… My heart is full of anger What can I help, when I can’t help myself What can I do for my generation Just cry and write about the feeling of a broken heart Hope God will make a way………