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History of Burundi Youth for Christ


The idea of Burundi Youth For Christ was pioneered under the leadership of Freddy Tuyizere in 1998. Freddy was inspired to start the program after he heard of Rwanda's YFC Africa vision of "Generation 21". This vision is a call on leadership - seeing that the hope for Africa is in training the youth to be leaders of integrity. Although some of its programs were already in action, Burundi YFC was officially chartered at the YFC International Conference in Brazil in 2003.


Burundi YFC falls under the leadership of Youth for Christ International, which started in the 1940s as a response to the needs of young people. Starting in the US, it has now become a worldwide organization transforming the lives of young people. It's first full-time worker was Billy Graham. Currently, YFC works in almost 80 countries, and each country has the independence to decide how best to reach their young people. Burundi YFC is registered as a non-profit/charity in Burundi with Burundian national leadership.


Burundi YFC initially started with prayer and evangelism meetings, and work with street kids and orphans. This gradually developed into the 'Homes of Hope' orphanges, and the desire to teach godly leadership in their schools.

The project page has many details on what they are currently doing to meet the needs of Burundi, and inspire a generation of good leaders. You can also find out more about how you can get involved.

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