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 'Congo School Project' (view small | med | large | orig)

School Kids & Them Nyamunongo

School Kids & Them Nyamunongo
Founding Board Member, Them Nyamunongo, with some of the current students outside of the current schoolhouse. (view small | med | large | orig)

Classroom in existing school

Classroom in existing school
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Existing school

Existing school
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Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island

Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
(view small | med | large | orig)

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