Magara Community Library

The Magara Community Library.
This Community Library in Magara is an education advancement program of the NGD Foundation that aims to provide a space for reading and learning to local youths, help them earn new skills and knowledge for a brighter future, and particularly improve encourage youths to participate in personal development activities and take part in community service activities.

Educational programs of the Library are run at the Library in Magara and can also be provided at participating 13 Centres where the NGD Foundation usually carries other programs such as sports and humanitarian programs. These are also Training Centres for our Sports Academies in Bujumbura Mairie (at these locations: Buterere, Kinama, Kamenge, Gihosha, Kanyosha), in Rumonge Province (at these locations: Gitaza, Rutunga, Tara, Magara, Rutumo, Minago, Kagongo), and in Makamba Province (at this location: Nyanza-Lac Zone).
The Centre is to provide the local community with a facility where they can go and earn life improving skills, open door to new opportunities, and explore the universe through courses, books, and internet.

The Centre will facilitate students to advance their learning through courses and programmes designed by educational professionals in order to adequately fit needs of students (whether at elementary or secondary or university level) as well as providing students with a research centre where they can carry their academic projects.

The Centre will also provide local business owners in particular with basic entrepreneurship techniques and international business languages skills to help them expand their business networks and/or take their business operations to an international level.

The Centre will be located in a geographical area that does not have such a learning and skills improving facility. On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, from the City of Bujumbura all the way to the City of Rumonge, there is no such a community library facility to cater for hundreds of thousands of youths (students and graduates) that live in between the two cities. 

The Facility with be located in the town of Magara, a main urban centre of Commune Bugarama in Rumonge Province, at 40 Km south from the City of Bujumbura, Commercial Capital of Burundi, and 32 Km north from the City of Rumonge, main City of Rumonge Province.
Library Project Highlights:
1- Proposed Library Budget: $ .
2- Projected Annual Management Budget: $ .
3- Annual Direct Beneficiaries: 2,500+ Students
4- Expected Indirect Beneficiaries: 120,000+ Persons.

Proposed Activities of the Library:
1- Access to books in the Library;
2- After School support programs;
3- Computer Proficiency Courses
4- Internet Access in the Library;
5- Access Language Programs;
6- Basic Entrepreneurship Skills Course.

Access Language Programs:
1- English as Second Language (ESL) Course;
2- French as Second Language (FSL) Course;
3- Chinese as Second Language (CSL) Course;
4- Arabic as Second Language (ASL) Course;
5- Spanish as Second Language (SSL) Course;
6- Russian As Second Language (RSL) Course;


Project by:
NGD Education Section
NGD Humanitarian Department

C/O: NGD Foundation
BP: 3262, Bujumbura, Burundi.
4ème Avenue, RN3, Magara II, Zone Magara, 
Commune Bugarama, Rumonge, Burundi.

Tel. (NGD Office) number: (+257) 71 - 499 466.
Fax (NGD Office) number: (+257) 61 - 499 466.