Chalk Boards for Village School on Idjwi Island

$267 $0
Raised Remaining
Nov 27, 2012

Chalk Boards for Village School

A thank you note from the ceremony
A thank you note from the ceremony

On November 15, volunteers from the Idjwi Island Education Fund boarded a boat in Goma to travel to Idjwi Island and deliver supplies to the children at the Buhumba Village School. On Friday, November 16, our volunteers delivered two new high-quality chalk boards to the sixth grade class room.  The students, their parents, teachers, school director, and local officials all attended a ceremony at a local church to receive the donations.  The entire community expressed their gratitude to the Fund and the generous donors to our micro project for providing this support to the school.  A representative of HEAL Africa joined our volunteers for the delivery of the supplies. 

Sadly, this hopeful moment was disrupted by the news that rebel forces in the North Kivu province on the mainland in DR Congo have seized the regional capital, Goma.  In this instance, the children on Idjwi Island are somewhat fortunate because they are isolated from the violence.  Our volunteers and their families, however, live in Goma.  We have confirmed that one of our volunteers was able to return to Goma through an alternative route and another is attempting to return in the same manner.  The third volunteer is remaining on Idjwi Island for the time being.  We ask that you keep all of the people in Goma in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Chalk boards for delivery to the school
Chalk boards for delivery to the school

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Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island
The Fund plans to build a new primary school for 400 underserved children in Buhumba village on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo and to implement and sustain programs to improve the educational opportunities for these children. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

David Folds

Washington, DC United States

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Map of Chalk Boards for Village School on Idjwi Island