Chalk Boards for Village School on Idjwi Island

$267 $0
Raised Remaining


The Buhumba village school on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo is overcrowded, has inadequate facilities, and lacks basic teaching tools for the students. This project will improve the teaching facilities and educational opportunities for approximately 50 sixth grade students by providing new quality chalk boards for their class room.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Idjwi Island, located in Lake Kivu on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has seen a dramatic increase in its population in recent years, much of which is the result of refugees fleeing violence in the DRC and Rwanda to its east. A substantial number of these new residents are children, including many orphans. The island lacks basic infrastructure, and the Buhumba village school has inadequate facilities for its students.

How will this project solve this problem?

The new chalk boards will have an immediate impact because the sixth graders will be able to see their lessons and follow their instructors as they prepare for secondary school in their studies of grammar, history, geography, mathematics, drawing, and other subjects. The chalk boards will improve the quality at the existing school while the Idjwi Island Education Fund continues with the design process and fundraising for the new school.

Potential Long Term Impact

An improved learning environment will equip these sixth graders with the knowledge and tools that they need to improve their own lives and that of their community. Each improvement in facilities and teaching tools at the school enhances the education and the prospects that students will qualify for enrollment at the selective secondary school on Idjwi Island.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $267

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $267 .  The original project funding goal was $250.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

David Folds

Washington, DC United States

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