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October 2, 2013

Three new members

Last November 12th, Michel and Daniel TANGUAY who came to Burundi in 2010 finally agreed to join “My School Bag Team”. We are very pleased with their decision. Cpt. Suzanne PETTIGREW is leaving us for a new chapter in her life on Feb. 14th, 2012. We take this opportunity to thank her immensely for her […]

October 2, 2013

Surprise visit for the New Year

Corinne Chatel so much wanted to see our children again, visited them at her own expense for New Year. With our associates in Burundi, we were able to distribute 1500 doughnuts, 10 crates of soft drinks and candies to the children of Nyarumanga (the city dump). She played Frisbee with them. It was wonderful! Thank-you […]

November 18, 2012

Marguerite Barabé

A tragic notice from one of our partner in the project “My School Bag”, friend and donor, Marguerite BARABE has cancer. Our thoughts are with her and her family. Marguerite (Margot) came to Burundi with Corinne in 2011.

November 18, 2012

Recognition for your generosity

Two students who have succeeded in completing their High School level decided to pursue their education by attending University. They insist in thanking you because without your help, this choice would not be possible.

November 18, 2012

A very sad and disturbing event

Last May 21st, Jeff and Corinne were in Buterere, less than a kilometre from the city dump when Jeff received a call advising him of the accidental death of one of our beneficiary, Elie Itangishaka. A garbage truck got stuck in the wastes. Elie wanting to help was hit by the truck when a rope […]

December 30, 2011

Marie Claire L. testimonial from Burundi

This is what I brought back from Burundi: A journey of 24 days in a country like Burundi changes you way of thinking and feeds your soul! I discovered that there are more than paper and water lacking in this country…. I went to the land dominated by green hills to help provide education to […]

December 28, 2009

Great News

Excellent news from Nyarumanga!!! Nyarumanga is a site most affected by poverty; it can be qualified as the most underprivileged area we have encountered. We assist 128 children there. In consequence of the floods during the rainy season; this territory has often been considered as a disaster area. Because of these, many are exposed to […]

November 18, 2009

Fourth mission to Burundi

The 4th mission is completed and we are proud to report that once again, it was successful. Indeed, our last visit allowed the project to increase by more than a hundred, the number of beneficiaries. Your project now numbers more than 900 children wearing their new uniform on the benches of Burundi’s schools. We plan […]

January 1, 2009


Message received from a university student who was added to our list last year: ”I am so grateful with this gesture, it is great and grand. It is engraved in my heart and in my mind. It is almost eternal. I am always touched by such actions because they are alive, you can relive them […]

September 1, 2008

Small changes to the project

Small changes to the structure of the project “My school bag”: Suzanne Pettigrew now holds the position of secretary. Her faith in the project and dynamism can only contribute positively. Welcome Suzanne! The project My school bag phone number is : 450.937.1711

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