In September, Ambassador Melanie Harris Higgins inaugurated a community preschool in Butanuka, Bubanza. In her remarks, Higgins emphasized that good, healthy eating habits start at home and emphasized how Dreaming for Change—a nonprofit founded by Young African Leader Initiative alumni Janvier Manirakiza—is helping the people of Butanuka start kitchen gardens that support healthy children. Higgins praised Dreaming for Change as they are both feeding bodies and minds through nutrition programs and preschool education. In addition, Higgins highlighted the collaboration between Burundi and the United States at a personal, community, and government level.
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