Idjwi Island Education Fund

The Idjwi Island Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of providing a better school for children in the village of Buhumba on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Idjwi Island, located in Lake Kivu on the eastern border of the DRC, has seen a dramatic increase in its population in recent years, much of which is the result of refugees fleeing violence in Rwanda and the DRC. A substantial number of these new residents are children, including many orphans. Approximately 400 children attend the existing primary school. This makeshift school is overcrowded, has a leaky roof, and does not provide desks or even books for the students. In 20...

Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island

Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Photo from Progress Report 'We're On Our Way!' (view small | med | large | orig)

The children are excited about the garden project

The children are excited about the garden project
Photo from Progress Report 'Projet Agricole' (view small | med | large | orig)

Delivery of supplies

Delivery of supplies
Photo from Progress Report 'Projet Agricole' (view small | med | large | orig)

Site of the future harvest

Site of the future harvest
Photo from Progress Report 'Projet Agricole' (view small | med | large | orig)

Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island

Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
Photo from Progress Report 'A New School Year!' (view small | med | large | orig)

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