EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE KEYS TO FIGHTING POVERTY

Overall goal of Dreaming for Change preschool

Support the holistic development of children between the ages of 0 and 6, while improving their health, nutrition, physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of vulnerable children.


The Dreaming for Change Pre-school in Butanuka, Burundi began in February, 2020 when Dr. Connie Green, Professor Emeritus from Appalachian State University visited Burundi as a reciprocal grant awardee, sponsored by the Mandela Washington Program. Dr. Green has over 40 years experience teaching young children, conducting research and preparing future early childhood educators. Children in the program are drawn from four- and five-year-olds living in the impoverished community close to the Dreaming for Change center in Butanuka. All had previously attended the feeding program sponsored by Dreaming for Change.