Provide Backpacks for 45 Kids in DR Congo

$335 $0
Raised Remaining


Recently our students received math kits and notebooks; they already had pens and pencils. They need to contain these in backpacks so the supplies don't get lost and so they can transport them to and from school safely. The backpacks will be provided to our 45 students at the Vijana Primary School in Luberizi, which is currently experiencing hardship following a storm that destroyed the roof off of four classrooms but which continues to hold classes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most of the children attending school must also work in the fields and do other chores before and/or after school. The chances of either misplacing or damaging their school supplies in the process of doing these chores remains high. Many of the students simply leave the supplies at school, eliminating the possibility of home study.

How will this project solve this problem?

A backpack allows students to bring home materials that are protected and contained. This was unheard of before the recent distribution of supplies. As such, the backpack will open up new possibilities to further the students' education. This is especially important since the roof destruction has disrupted studies and work at home has the potential to help them catch up.

Potential Long Term Impact

The education of these 130 boys and girls - for as long as funding continues - allows them a start in breaking the cycle of poverty. Even the younger kids realize that the path to a better life comes through education. As important as the rudimentary education that can be achieved by these impoverished schools is, getting communities to treat one another without discrimination regardless of circumstance is paramount in their need to recognize basic human rights.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $335

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 $335 .  The original project funding goal was $300.



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Educate 130 Children of Rape Victims in DR Congo
At three forgotten schools in the volatile region of South Kivu, eastern DR Congo, with no other source of support, we educate 130 stigmatized girls and boys - including those born of rape, orphans, and albinos. The program enables a start in breaking the cycle of poverty these families have been subjected to for so long and in becoming accepted members of their communities. Tuition funds and a supplemental learning program to help lower-achieving students succeed are our first priorities. project reportread updates from the field



Uvira, Kimanga District, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Project Leader

Annette Scarpitta

Uvira, Kimanga District Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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