- To work with New Generation Burundi, its leaders and projects to evaluate half a dozen community centred initiatives (including a church). To report on their operational frame works and processes, current capacity and requirements. Then how, if they wish to accomplish the substantial vision that lays ahead, this could best be accomplished and sustainability achieved; this though, and critically, within an indigenous framework, mind-set and evolving African culture of social enterprise and self-sustainability.
- To capture and fully understand the vision of Dieudonné Nahimana the visionary founder of New Generation Burundi and to coach and mentor him to jointly find how this can be accomplished. Dieudonné’s vision, as reported by London's Guardian newspaper is “to see by 2020 this new generation dominating leadership roles in business, churches and politics throughout Burundi, encouraging young people to take on "decision-maker" roles and "positions that matter". In pursuit of this vision He was honoured at The Hague with the Think-tank Africa award in 2004 and has represented Burundian civil society at the UN.
Nick was appointed as Director (Interim) in February 2015 of the newly formed New Generation Partners, a consortium of UK charities who's objectives are to advocate and capacity build the leadership, management and Burundian organisation's indigenous infrastructure and work.
The Enterprise in Burundi
New Generation Burundi is primarily a nation building project in Burundi, Africa.
Its focus is on supporting, rehabilitating and preventing the occurrence of street children, gender based violence and poverty in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. There is estimated 6000 orphans and street children in the country; with the country being only slightly larger than Wales, UK, this is a high proportion.
The objectives of New Generation Burundi is to develop the next generation of leaders for Burundi and provide a foundation for these children to play an active role in reconciliation both in their local communities and in society as a whole.
Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world and has endured a long history of conflict and ethnic polarization and has recently emerged from a 15 year civil war. Family breakdown and abuse – the fallout of years of conflict and genocide – as well as the prevalence of HIV and AIDS – has left many children orphaned.
New Generation has responded to a lack of social protection and care for street children in Burundi by providing homes, education, leadership training, health programmes, skills training, and, eventually, re-integration into the communities from which they came.
Above: NEW GENERATION VILLAGE APPEAL