Culture and leisure – Cité des Anges

Located in Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, this recreational center and centre for income-generating activities was inaugurated in 2003. Apart from the physical trauma, the long years of war resulted in the Burundian youth  losing the will  and courage to dream for a better tomorrow. The City of Angels came as an answer to this problem and a light of hope for a multitude of young people. Maggy always reminded the young people of Ruyigi that they too deserved to enjoy cultural activities and recreation. Through the Cité des Anges, theseyouth had a key to open a door to the outside world, i through the cinema, the library, the cyber café and the swimming pool. The youth were also trained in drama, traditional and modern music, and beating of Burundian drums.