The support project for the Murumba primary school was retained by ODDY-C asbl following various contacts and presentation of the project on the initiative of the Catholic parish of Kanyinya (owner of the school) and the Committee Management of Muramba primary school, it aims in an integrated approach to improve the living conditions within the school.


Burundi – Kirundo Province – Kirundo Township – Muramba Hill (rural area).

Areas of intervention

Education, water, hygiene and sanitation.


For Phases 1 and 2: EUR 23,000

Local partners

The Provincial Directorate of Education of Kirundo,
Kirundo Commune,
The Management Committee of Muramba Primary School,
Catholic parish of Kanyinya (owner of the school)

Duration of implementation

From 05/09/2011 to 15/11/2012 (phase 1)
From 15/01/2013 to 15/03/2013 (phase 2)


About 1,000 students from Murumba Elementary School 1. At present, the primary school infrastructure does not accommodate all students in safe and sustainable premises. Thus, the school has a block of 6 classes in hard, built in the 50s. The other 6 classes are made of precarious materials. Half of the pupils therefore do not have adequate premises. This project involves the construction of a block of 3 additional classes of sustainable materials.
Teaching staff, whose quality of teaching currently suffers from the precariousness of the locals.
The provincial director of education and the municipality of Kirundo, who see their loads lightened by the realization of this project
The municipality can not answer all the requests present in its communal development plan.

Results achieved

A school block of 3 classes is built and furnished.
Construction of the building,
→ Providing of 75 school benches.
The volume of water stored is increased at Muramba 1.
→ Installation of a 5m³ tank attached to the ODDY-C block
Hygiene and sanitation are improved within the school.
Hygiene awareness campaign

Phase 1, which took place from 05/09/2011 to 15/11/2012, enabled the construction of the school block and its furniture supply. Phase 2 started on January 15, 2013 has improved the water storage conditions in the school facilitating the preparation of food and hygiene through the establishment of a system for collecting water. rainwater with a capacity of 5 m³. Teacher training gave them the tools to deliver a hygiene and sanitation awareness module to the school’s 1,000 students.