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.
Oct 2, 2012

First Anniversary Project Report

Bernadette w-Director of the Luberizi School
Bernadette w-Director of the Luberizi School

The first year of this program is now complete and the numbers are in! The heads of our 3 schools, including the director of the Primary School of Vijana de Luberizi, shown here with AMCAV director Bernadette Ntumba, have worked hard to compile the following data. Out of 150, the total number of students advancing to the next grade numbers 127, with 67 girls and 60 boys excelling to pass the end-of-year exam and 23 needing to repeat last year’s grade. Global education experts consulted agree that 15% is an amazing rate in this region and in these circumstances, given that the children in our program are older and had never attended school before. School officials are especially astounded at the progress of the girls. In rural areas of eastern DRC, 60% of girls do not have access to education following the traditional customs that are more likely to provide access only to boys. Our program has rare support from the parent community where ordinarily there would be none. Parents express joy that Global Giving donors have made their children’s education possible. They, along with the students, administrators, and teachers, fervently wish to see continued financial support. Students are grateful for the privilege of attending school. The program puts them on unprecedented equal footing with other children attending school. The school authorities (directors and teachers) thank Global Giving and its donors, through AMCAV, for supporting students whose families cannot afford to pay school fees. Finally, local authorities and members of the community have promised to educate parents to send their children to school without distinction as to gender. The full report is available here under “Additional Documentation.”


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Jul 9, 2012

Our Girls

I have just posted a video on our project page of girls performing recitations as part of their learning French. The first piece, spoken by 3 girls, is called "Madame Turtle," which states, in part:

Tell me, Mrs. Turtle
There where your small head enters, your four small legs, and your tiny tail
Why are you walking so slowly on the tips of your toes?
If I give you a salad, are you going to be afraid of me again?

The second and last piece, spoken by Vive, or Vivian, is entitled "My Village."

My co-project leader, Bernadette, has been in close contact with the heads of our 3 schools. The principal at the Rwenena school reports of the GlobalGiving supported girls, "It has been a very long time since girls have had good grades like boys and are well prepared to advance to the next level." The other 2 schools have noted similar progress.

Based on classroom performance alone, many of the girls are already eligible for advancement to the next level. In addition, we are eagerly awaiting test scores, which should be available soon, to determine how many of our other students can advance.

All 3 heads of school are astounded by the progress and implore the donors of GlobalGiving to continue to support them. They, the students, the kids' parents, and AMCAV are all very grateful.

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Apr 9, 2012

Report from the Rwenena School Principal

The quality may not be pristine, and the subtitling is definitely imperfect, but this video has come a long way before finally landing here on this page. Produced by AMCAV, this first installment features the principal of the Rwenena (Reh-NENN-uh) Primary School speaking about this Global Giving project and its impact on the school students and staff. Rwenena is so remote it doesn't even appear on Google Maps; you need to find it in a broader Google search. Thanks to Global Giving for bringing attention to this otherwise-forgotten corner of the world where education is brought to these children born of rape for the first time. And huge thanks to donors past, present, and future for keeping this project alive!

Stay tuned for future installments showing kids in the classroom!

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