About Us

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.

Our Partners

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

Burundi English School

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 Handbook

Parent – Student Handbook Introduction The Burundi English School (BES) Parent-Student handbook is the guiding document that contains useful information for parents and students. It is a practical and upgradeable tool which centralises main information on the school life and

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get to Burundi? A. There are several options depending on the airline and the day you would like to travel. At present, there are direct flights to Bujumbura from Brussels and Addis Abbaba. Q. What are

Recent Posts

  • Collected, Loaded, and Sealed

    Collected, Loaded, and Sealed

    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 2016 Dance Fundraiser a Brilliant Success

    The 2016 Dance Fundraiser a Brilliant Success

    The 2016 Dance Fundraiser held at Pleasantview Hall was a brilliant success because of the excellent planning and organization by the Committee Chair, Moira Lintz. Over $9000 was raised for …Read More »
  • BES Website

    BES Website

    Burundi English School has launched a new website. http://burundienglishschool.org/ Be sure to check it out to find out the latest and greatest on what’s happening there. Receive email updatesSignup now …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.

Madame Ladhia

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.

Monsier David

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.

Madame Claudia

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