THOMAS LEUTHARD EDITION
A STREET PHOTOGRAPHER FOR STREET KIDS
Thomas Leuthard is one of the best Street Photographers of our times and well known in all parts of the world. 10,00 € from each sold CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Thomas Leuthard Edition are flowing into a Street Kids Project in Burundi. Burundikids is the partner organisation of this Limited Edition and is operating a street kids home in Burundis Capital Bujimbura. From the money collected via the sales of the Limited Edition, around 80 kids will be supportet in their school education.
A look at the current situation of the project
To continuously improve the housing, chaperonage and supervision of the adolescents, the home for street children “Centre Birashoboka” has moved. The large old house in the Kanyosha district was abandoned and the Centre moved into two smaller houses in the Kajaga district, very close to the “Ecole Polyvalente Carolus Magnus” (EPCM). Currently 45 boys live at the “Centre Birashoboka I” and 35 boys live at the “Centre Birashoboka II”. „Birashoboka“ is Kurundi (the national language in Burundi) and means „Everything is possible“
Aspects in favour of the move were: The close proximity to the EPCM enables all boys to attend our school so that they can benefit from qualitatively better teachings. Additionally, now all school fees stay within the system, because Fondation Stamm pays the fees for the children to our own school.
The split into two separate but nearby houses was beneficial, as well. Less children per house improves the quality of life. The conditions in the Kajaga district are much better than in the poor district of Kanyosha, where too many negative influences and milieus (drugs, violence, prostitution etc.) permanently tempted and threatened the former street children. With the move into the new houses stricter rules were implemented. There are regular cleaning plans and hygiene rules, regular collective meetings dealing with varied topics and the outings are subject to stricter rules as well.
For further information please visit the website of our partner Burundikids e.V.:
STREETHUNTERS SUPPORT UNATCCOMPANIED MINOR REFUGEES
Spyros Papaspyropolous, Digby Fullam and Andrew Sweighart from Streethunters.net are the patrons to the CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Streethunters Edition. 10,00 € from sales of this bag flow into a project of our partner Terre des Hommes – Help for Children in Need. Terre des Homme is supporting many projects to help children and teenagers who lost their families while escaping war zones, like in Syria.
Volunteers for Refugees is one of the projects supportet by Terre des Hommes
Unaccompanied minor refugees have in most cases experienced war, violence and hunger as well as a long and exhausting escape. They had to leave all behind and lost their home, friends and family. When arrivied in a foreign country, they are facing a new and unknown situation while they are completely on their own.
In Berlin the XENION Psychotherapeutic Counselling Center takes care of thes minors. Since more than ten years XENION brings volunteer mentors and unoccompanied minor refugees together. These mentors help learning a new language, making new friends and whom to trust and whom not. Furthermore they give support in complicated asylum or immigration law procedures.
XENION trains, advises an qualifies these volunteer mentors. XENION has connected already hundreds of volunteer mentors and unaccompanied minor refugees – very often this resulted in longstanding friendships.
For more information please visit the website of our partner Terre des Hommes: