USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Supporting the Successful Integration of Burundian Refugees

Living in the United States: Life Skills for Burundian Refugees - Volume 3   

<Kugerera Muri Leta Z'Unze Ubumwe Za Amerika: Ubumenyi Bw'Ibintu Ngenderwako Mu Buzima Ku Mpunzi Z'Abarundi - Icegeranyo 3, Ikigabane Ca 1 Gushika Kuca 5> 

Welcome to Living in the United States: Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3.  USCRI developed these materials through funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide Burundian refugees with culturally and linguistically appropriate information to support them in their resettlement to the United States.  We worked closely with Burundian refugees and service providers to create these materials, which include five new topics:  becoming a U.S. citizen, buying and owning a car, bullying and discrimination, mental health issues, and prenatal and maternal health care.  The materials are presented in two formats:  multimedia (Kirundi) and print (Kirundi and English).  Click on the links below to download the materials.  

USCRI designed the life skills materials for use individually or in groups, and with or without a facilitator.  USCRI recommends following each topic with discussion in order to enhance the learning experience and address refugees’ questions or concerns.  To help facilitate workshops on any of the life skills topics, please download A Guide for Facilitators - Volume 3.  
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Covers and Introduction
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Topic 1:  Becoming a U.S. Citizen  <Kuronka Ubwenegihugu Muri Leta Zunze Ubumwe Z'America>
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Topic 2:  Buying and Owning a Car  <Kugura No Gutunga Imodokari>
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Topic 3:  Bullying and Discrimination  <Iterabowoba No Gukumira>
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Topic 4:  Prenatal and Maternal Health  <Amagara Ya Bibungenze Ni Ya Bavyeyi>
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Topic 5:  Mental Health  <Akomeye Mu Mutwe>
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Go to A Guide for Facilitators >>

Go to Life Skills for Burundian Refugees - Volume 1 >>

Go to Life Skills for Burundian Refugees - Volume 2 >>

Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Co-Authors and Production Managers – Jessica P. Hansen, MSW and Jennifer Micker ∙ Illustrator – Amy Adams ∙ Translation and Audio Recording – Transperfect ∙ Multimedia Production – Independent Media ∙ Co-Editors –  Jessica P. Hansen, MSW, Jennifer Micker, and Sarah Cady ∙ Graphic Design (print materials) – Koula Papanicolas

Special thanks to the Burundian communities of Fredericksburg, VA; Dallas and Ft. Worth, TX; and Burlington, VT for their contributions to this work.  Also, thanks to Jean Manirakiza, Aline Niyonzima, Paul Niyungeko, and the United Burundian American Community Association for their support of the program.  Thank you to the volunteers and staff of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center in Twin Falls for providing information for the chapter on prenatal and maternal health care.  In addition, the production managers are grateful to the USCRI Refugee Resettlement and Employment division, USCRI support staff, and all of the Burundian refugees and service providers who contributed to the development of these materials.

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