ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN MOTHERS FOR ASSISTANCE TO VULNERABLE (AMCAV)

Our mission is to teach women their rights, mechanisms to promote and claim. Our vision is to bring rural women to become aware of their rights, defend them, and claim them. Our objective is to contribute to respect for human rights in general, woman and children in particular.
May 28, 2014

Ordeal at Luberizi Concluded

Notice they
Notice they're using pens and paper now!

You may recall from a previous report that a storm had destroyed the roof over 5 of the classrooms at our Vijana Primary School in Luberizi. Please watch the video included in the link on this page, in which a mother (Miriam) explains their ordeals. Make sure the "cc" icon is enabled so you can read the translation captioning. Her thanks to "Mama Annette" means thanks to you, the GlobalGiving donors. Mama Annette is simply the conduit between students and donors.

Fortunately funding came through and the roof has been successfully repaired. The kids have experienced much hardship during this academic year, but they are always dedicated to their work. Your donations have allowed school - and after-school tutorials for struggling students - to continue. I am happy to report that two GlobalGiving microprojects - for shoes with socks and for backpacks - have been funded. Don't miss the photo on this page of the shoe and sock distribution (backpack funding came later) with the GlobalGiving sign. These shoes were so desperately needed!

Our other 2 school communities also are doing well.

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 25, at noon EDT. If you donate as little as $10 at this time (preferably more), your donation will be doubled thanks to Microsoft YouthSpark (credit cards only). Matching funds run out quickly, so the sooner to noon you donate, the better chance we have of successfully attaining the match.

Your caring and your dollars mean so much to everyone involved. On their behalf, I thank you.

The new roof is on!
The new roof is on!
Shoe/sock distro w/GlobalGivingSign of Thx
Shoe/sock distro w/GlobalGivingSign of Thx
So happy to resume normal schooling!
So happy to resume normal schooling!

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Apr 4, 2014

Backpack Funding Complete!

Backpacks coming soon thanks to your donations!
Backpacks coming soon thanks to your donations!

Since this project was launched, it has become further apparent to me how badly backpacks are needed at the Vijana Primary School in Luberizi, eastern DR Congo. The rainy season is upon the community, and notebooks become damaged. Backpacks will provide much needed protection for all the students' supplies, including pencil and pen, notebook, and math kit. In this environment, backpacks are not an optional accessory but a necessity. Thank you to each and every one of you who donated to this important cause. The children and the community don't have any other source of support and are truly grateful. Don't forget to visit our main project here on GlobalGiving, "Educate 130 Children of Rape Victims in DR Congo (#8568)." I hope to have another microproject posted in the next week offering a chance to provide shoes for the students at Rwenena Primary School (earlier, we provided shoes for the Luberizi school). Thanks again!

Feb 24, 2014

Supplemental Instruction Thriving at Luberizi and Rwenena

Supplemental instruction for 3d graders at Rwenena
Supplemental instruction for 3d graders at Rwenena

Thanks to your donations, our supplemental instruction program is going very well and students are making good progress. Besides reviewing material from their regular classes that they might not have fully understood the first time, our students are getting well acquainted with their new math kits provided by a GlobalGiving microproject. They are also using the notebooks and pencils provided in part by GlobalGiving donors to practice creating circles with their compass, angles with their protractor, and measurements with their ruler. Not only are the students happy to have the extra clarifying instruction, the teacher is happy to be paid a modest supplementary salary and the parents are full of pride. The program serves as confirmation to all - especially the mothers, who have experienced so much hardship - that they are valued by generous, caring people far away, which in turn serves to promote value in their own community.

A reminder that this program is ongoing, which means donations are always needed to keep up payments for school fees and supplemental instruction. We remain the only project supporting our otherwise-forgotten school communities. Everyone there - school officials, teachers, parents, and students - remain grateful for your recognition of them. I am available for your questions, concerns, and partnerships such as hosting house parties (including via Skype) featuring African jewelry and crafts to benefit the project at annetteamcav@gmail.com.

Looking for something else to fund after the next donation you may make to this project? Consider our current microproject, "Provide Backpacks for 45 Kids in DR Congo." A search of "backpacks 45 Congo" on GlobalGiving.org will bring it up. This project would provide a container to proudly carry all their academic supplies. Thanks for your consideration.

With gratitude from us all for your life-changing donations,

Annette, Bernadette, and the primary school communities of Luberizi and Rwenena

Using a ruler at the Vijana Primary Schl, Luberizi
Using a ruler at the Vijana Primary Schl, Luberizi
Supplemental instruction for 5th graders, Rwenena
Supplemental instruction for 5th graders, Rwenena
Dedicated teacher displays work
Dedicated teacher displays work

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