Saint Kizito school, Burundi
Children eating a meal donated by WFP, just as Apollinaire Gahungu did in the 1970s.
The Saint Kizito centre was created in 1965 and is specialized in physical rehabilitation and training of disabled children. Most of its students used to be victims of polio. After a decade-long conflict in Burundi, the centre started to cater for an increasing number of conflict victims.
Of the 223 children attending school at Saint Kizito, 163 are physically disabled. Others are poor vulnerable children. Some are external but the majority live at the school.
The Saint Kizito institute makes 30 tricycles per month. They are sold all over the country and help provide funding.
These tricycles are subsidized by NGOs such as Handicap International and sold at a very low cost (around US$5).
Apart from providing education to physically disabled and vulnerable children, Saint Kizito also has workshops that make false limbs for the handicapped.