Burundi – Project to Assist Returnee Integration Through National Language Learning



IRIN has published an article discussing the need for national language learning in Burundi for returnees. Returnee students often have no background in either French or Kirundi, the national languages of Burundi, as they will have grown up in refugee camps in Anglophone countries such as Tanzania.


The article includes an interview with Barbara Zeus of the RET, who discusses the RET programmes that provide such returnee students with lessons in both languages, therefore enabling them to better integrate into their home country.