Culture and leisure – Cité des Anges

Located in Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, this recreational center and centre for income-generating activities was inaugurated in 2003. Apart from the physical trauma, the long years of war resulted in the Burundian youth  losing the will  and courage to dream for a better tomorrow.

The City of Angels came as an answer to this problem and a light of hope for a multitude of young people. Maggy always reminded the young people of Ruyigi that they too deserved to enjoy cultural activities and recreation. Through the Cité des Anges, theseyouth had a key to open a door to the outside world, i through the cinema, the library, the cyber café and the swimming pool. The youth were also trained in drama, traditional and modern music, and beating of Burundian drums.

Maison Shalom

Burundi