BeyGOOD / UNICEF Initiative
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a proud founding partner of the BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative. This is a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to the most vulnerable children in Burundi, known as the Heart of Africa.
It was born in 2017 when Beyoncé Knowles-Carter partnered with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm. We are honoured to support.
In 2017, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter partnered with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to launch BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to the most vulnerable children in Burundi, which is known as the “Heart of Africa”.
This is a crucial issue. Globally, girls and women spend around 200 million hours every day gathering water. Without water close to home, girls across Burundi often miss out on a chance to go to school because they are walking long distances to collect water.
The journey is not always safe, and many girls are at risk of attack. When girls don’t have to walk for hours to collect safe water, they are able to go to school.
When that school has clean toilets, they don’t have to skip class when they have their period. For many girls, access to safe water and basic toilets is the foundation for equality.