The Baptist Church located in Nyabisindu quarter in Gitega commune, Burundi’s political capital, held a compassionate day on Friday, February 8, 2019, in favor of people with handicaps.
The activity took place in the compound of the same church in Gitega Province where 75 people with physical or mental handicaps had been invited.
Ms. Françoise Ndayisenga, speaking on behalf of the Union of Baptist Churches of Burundi, said that the organization of this day was part of the logic of comforting this category of people “sometimes forgotten, hated and bequeathed in the past. Backyard and doomed to the desperation of life “. She said that the union of the Baptist Churches of Burundi is animated by a desire to join charitable souls in the fight to create a place for the handicaps in the sun.
Ms. Marie Ndayisaba (43 years old), a leg amputee, mother of five children and dealing with a small business, lamented the living conditions in which people with handicaps are plunged. she asks the public authorities to get them out of misery.
“We need working capital to undertake or trades training for those who can,” she added, before thanking the Baptist Church for organizing this day.
On behalf of the municipal administration of Gitega, the municipal councilor responsible for social and administrative affairs, Mr. Ernest Ntawukirishiga, joined the previous speaker to praise this charitable act of the Baptist Church in Burundi.
The ceremonies were rich in songs of worship and praise to God, They ended with the provision of food aid consisting of rice and beans to the persons with handicaps.
It should be noted that the union of the Baptist churches of Burundi organized the same activity in the town hall of Bujumbura and in Muyinga province, for a total of 150 people, according to Ms. Ndayisenga.
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