Church trains thousands of Burundi’s youth in peacebuilding

Posted Oct 25, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] As Burundi gears up for elections next year and the threat of further unrest, the Anglican Church has been helping prepare its young people to promote peace and reconciliation.

Young people under 15 make up almost half of Burundi’s total population, and with high unemployment they are viewed as vulnerable to all sorts of manipulation in a volatile political situation.

The Anglican Church of Burundi aims to address some of the social issues and challenges they face by helping empower young people through training. Some 15,000 young people are being trained by the church to act as educators in their communities.

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