Some weeks ago, there have been a partnership between Printernet New York represented by Michael Josefowicz and World Merit Burundi represented by Nzigamasabo Léonidas. They met through Facebook. We, Canon Felix am a reporter of the Printernet Project based in Burundi. With Printernet New York, everybody may have access to electricity and a Wi-Fi connection. The eligible villages are they that are in rural village. World Merit Burundi has its own values. Among them, to empower the youth, to make a change, …. .
Printernet Project in Mubuga village
In this rural village of Gitega province in Burundi, the Project is being run by Canon Felix who works with World Merit Burundi. On the ground, we act as Printernet members and World Merit Burundi members. That is how it is difficult to separate the two.
Acting as Printernet members
Villagers are benefiting many services. This was made possible due to the investment of Printernet New York. These villagers have a printer/copier and other things. We are about to install a router si that they have access to Internet. With internet, they learn how to use social networks for the goodness of their ngos. In other words, they are being taught on the responsible use of social networks.
Acting as a World Merit Burundi members
World Merit Burundi is empowering the youth. This is one of the actuvities done by this international organization. Its headquarter is in England. In Burundi, World Merit organize workshops for entrepreneurs. This helps them to know their goals.
English lessons are being taught
Printernet New York is using Facebook to connect to the partners. The reports are being posted on Facebook groups. World Merit Burundi empower the youth, especially the entrepreneurs. In the project, it became very hard to teach rural entrepreneurs to use social networks when they do not know English. In the project, the English lessons have been included. Their teacher is :
A World Merit Burundi member
A Printernet Project reporter
A blogger, … .
As the English is the most used language all over the world, Printernet New York, World Merit Burundi and Menya Foundation are playing a vital role in that rural village where English was a problem. Everyone wants to study it but they are limited by the class walls.
I want to call to everyone to support the project. These lessons are for free of carge. Your support can help us to buy chalks, projectors, computers, and other thing to enable the project.
By Canon Felix