Jolinda Zuurbier update 2022
“I want to inform you and give you an impression of our special and unforgettable trip to Burundi”.
This is how Jolinda starts her letter to the sponsors. In 2020, a group of 15 young people from Heerhugowaard would go to Uganda to help the BUVAD project there. Unfortunately Cornona did not alow the project to continue.
“After the Corona pandemic in the Netherlands calmed down, we wanted the project to start again. Unfortunately, it was not possible to travel to Uganda for a long time due to strict corona measures and a change in the security situation in the country. In short, it was no longer safe to continue with this cool project in Uganda”.
The group came in contact with IZERE in Burundi. IZERE is no stranger to the group because in 2012 16 young people also went to Burundi with IZERE. From Thursday, October 13, 2022 till Monday, October 24, a group of 11 volunteers visited Burundi. They built a vocational school in Muzinda, made bricks in a brick factory, visited and supported various projects.
“Thanks to our presence, we have also been able to create awareness in Burundi itself and in the surrounding area. Hopefully we have inspired young people to look beyond what they are used to here in the Netherlands”.