Felicien’s testimony : young Burundian refugee who succeeded with more than 90% in Economics /Accounting

I’m the 3rd born in a family of 10 children; we lost our mom when I was 14.

In 2015, when I was in university, I protested against the violation of the constitution with other students on the streets of Bujumbura. We were repressed by the police. Some died and we had to flee. I went to Rwanda, to the Mahama refugee camp.

In despair, Maison Shalom gathered all the students who fled and enrolled us in different universities. I studied economics and accounting at the Kigali Independent University known as ULK.

Thanks to the support of Maison Shalom, which provided us everything we needed for 3 years, I was able to concentrate on my studies without worrying about anything else and I got my degree with 92% as my final results.

I would like to thank Maison Shalom and its partners for the support that even some parents could not give their children. 

I will keep and share the message of love, unity and solidarity that Maison Shalom has conveyed to us.

Felicien N.