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New Cyber-cafe in Gitega, Burundi

The process of re-opening the Gitega Cyber Cafe has started.

Just after Christmas, Jules ran an introductory course for computing for a large number of trainees. Jules reports "Our Karusi Project is still running and we trained 131 young people so far from July 2017 up until now." The photo here shows 40 of the trainees, from both rural and urban areas, proudly displaying their certificates after a week's introductory session to computers that they received in the first week of 2019.

Jules explains that in Burundi, the government announced in late December that they would relocate the capital of the country from Bujumbura to Gitega making it the political capital. Gitega was the original capital of the country. For the last decade it has been the intention to move, but now it is actually happening.

Afrinspire introduced the first computers to Gitega in 2006 and helped to create the first internet cafe which ran until 2016. It is the place where Jules learnt how to use a computer and became an ICT expert. This new initiative will be the next iteration of the Cyber cafe and continue to spread knowledge.

Jules aims to start with a class of 40 students.

Afrinspire is supporting the equipping of this training and business centre.

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