USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Burundian Resources

USCRI developed, produced, and distributed culturally and linguistically appropriate materials to help orient Burundian refugees in their transition to life in the United States.  USCRI held community gatherings and conducted educational outreach in resettlement communities to link refugees to mainstream service providers, build stronger relationships with local communities, and increase understanding about Burundian refugees.  USCRI also provided on-going technical assistance to refugees, health centers, schools, and other service providers (not limited by the USCRI network) to enhance knowledge, skills, and capacity to provide appropriate services to the Burundian refugees.

Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 1

USCRI developed Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 1 in cooperation with Burundian refugees and service providers to provide Burundian refugees with culturally and linguistically appropriate information to support them in their resettlement to the United States.  Materials are presented in two formats, multimedia (Kirundi) and print (Kirundi and English), and are designed for use individually or in groups, with or without a facilitator.  Volume 1 includes:

  • The Role of the Resettlement Agency
  • Personal Care
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Adjusting to a New Home
  • Safety and Emergencies
  • Housing
  • Employment 

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Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 2

USCRI developed Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 2 in cooperation with Burundian refugees and service providers to provide Burundian refugees with culturally and linguistically appropriate information to support them in their resettlement to the United States.  Materials are presented in two formats, multimedia (Kirundi) and print (Kirundi and English), and are designed for use individually or in groups, with or without a facilitator.  Volume 2 includes:

  • Laws and Rights
  • Managing Money
  • Using a Bank
  • Education for Children and Adults
  • Parenting in the United States
  • Family Communication Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • The Use and Abuse of Alcohol

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Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3

USCRI developed Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3 in cooperation with Burundian refugees and service providers to provide Burundian refugees with culturally and linguistically appropriate information to support them in their resettlement to the United States.  Materials are presented in two formats, multimedia (Kirundi) and print (Kirundi and English), and are designed for use individually or in groups, with or without a facilitator.  Volume 3 includes:

  • Becoming a U.S. Citizen
  • Buying and Owning a Car
  • Bullying and Discrimination
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Prenatal and Maternal Health Care

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Educational Outreach Materials

The Educational Outreach Materials include presentations and fact sheets about Burundian refugees, along with recent media coverage about their resettlement and personal stories they've shared.  In addition to information about the need for resettlement of Burundian refugees to the United States, cultural attributes, resettlement considerations, and information about where Burundians have been resettled.  This section is designed primarily for service providers and others assisting Burundian refugees in their new communities in the United States. 

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To find more educational materials for Burundians, check out the Kirundi section of the Healthy Living Toolkit.


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