The Tanbur African Aid Society or TAAS is comprised of a group of Canadian educators, primarily from the Edmonton, Alberta region who care deeply about the education of children in the underdeveloped and impoverished African countries of Burundi and Tanzania.
TAAS is fully blessed by the support of individuals and organizations who have made contributions: both great and small, to further the work currently being done in Burundi and, in the future, in Tanzania. Together, we transform lives through education.
There are many ways to get involved in our work: make a financial or material donation, serve on the TAAS Board, work a casino, attend a fundraising event, travel to Africa as a mentor teacher: the choice is up to
Our current project, the Burundi English School (BES) http://burundienglishschool.org/ located in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, is operated by a school board of committed local citizens and is partnered with TAAS. It was conceived as an alternative to the few, very expensive, English
BES Parent–Student Handbook 2017 – 2018 School Year About Burundi English School The Burundi English School (BES) is a non–profit private English school, which currently offers opportunities for students to learn in Kindergarten through to Grade Ten. All subjects are
Q. How do I get to Burundi? A. There are several options depending on the airline and the day you would like to travel. Q. What are the physical facilities where we would be working? A. At present, our projects
- We had Meet the Teacher evening last night- planned from 3 to 4:20. It was a general assembly for 20 minutes and then 2 half hour sessions in the classrooms. …Read More »
- We have 2 more bursary students- one to replace Ritchie and a new one. Both boys are thrilled to return to BES. They are part of the tennis club and …Read More »
- Once again, the members of TAAS have successfully collected materials, loaded them into a shipping container, and had the container sealed for shipment to Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa. Included in this …Read More »
The contribution to Burundi English School as well as its foundation is immeasurable! We wish we could always have at least one Canadian teacher with us at all times.
In addition to helping me with my year plan in language arts and math, my mentor came to school on Saturdays to help me with my social studies and science programs.
She always encouraged me and strengthened my teaching skills and caring for small children. She continues to help me through her e-mail messages. It was a joy to know her and work with her. She has been a wonderful leader and I miss her.