First Lady of Burundi, H.E. Denise Nkurunziza
First Lady of Burundi, H.E. Denise Nkurunziza and Founder of the Buntu Foundation is identifying the need to move Burundi into the IT age. There are many obstacles but together, with the Buntu Foundation, H.E. Denise Nkurunziza is pushing forward for the sake of their youth and the education arenas they need to move into.
Due to a lack of electricity in rural areas and computer labs in many schools, in Burundi, almost 99% of pupils finish high schools without touching even a mouse of a computer. In order to improve education in our nation, Buntu Foundation has decided to reach schools in villages, particularly those in final years; offering them classes on Computer Basics, Introduction to Microsoft Windows, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Internet basics.
These classes are held in a Buntu Foundation IT Bus that accommodates 18 students. This IT Bus is designed to even reach those schools where there is no electricity and generators are used for power.
|Buntu Foundation IT Training Bus|
Dr. Denise Nkurunziza called on the people of Burundi- particularly those less fortunate to invest in education. “People can anticipate a bright future if only they invest in education.” Moreover, she stated that, “People should learn different skills so as to increase their opportunities to get employment. In Burundi, a widely found obstacle to getting employment is a lack of computer skills.
Buntu Foundation is aiming to reach a great number of people whose lives are at risk because of illiteracy and lack of skills or ability to work effectively. It’s a task that is demanding and needing many resources.