May 17, 2021

Great Progress on the new Kimbilio Primary School

School Courtyard
School Courtyard

Dear friends,

I am pleased to report that building of the new Kimbilio Primary School is on schedule. The school grounds have been prepared and work is going on with the doors, ceilings and interior decorations. We remain on schedule to open for pupils to arrive in September 2021. Exciting times!

There has been a very slow take up of vaccination against Covid-19, due to scare stories about blood clots or sterility. The Government hasn’t introduced a mass vaccination program, even thought the Indian variant has now been found in several recent cases. The Kimbilio team continue to work with children on the streets, particularly trying to reach those in greatest need

Kimbilio continues to care for children living on the streets. One of our team, Joel Kidindwe, encourages the children to express themselves creatively through art and fabrics. It is so encouraging to see the children enjoying themselves and developing their artistic talents

A young artist
A young artist
Girls having fun!
Girls having fun!
May 17, 2021

Bringing Happiness Back Into Their Lives

Creative artwork with fabrics
Creative artwork with fabrics

Hi friends

Kimbilio continues to care for girls who have been forced to live on the streets of Lubumbashi.  Not only do we provide food and shelter and access to education, but one of our team, Joel Kidindwe, encourages the children to express themselves creatively through art and fabrics. It is so good to see the children enjoying themselves and developing their artistic abilities. The smiles in these photos speak for themselves. 

The building of the new Kimbilio Primary School is on schedule to open to the first pupils in September 2021. The grounds have now been prepared and work is going on with the doors, ceilings and interior decorations. Exciting times!

There has been a very slow take up of vaccination against Covid-19, due to scare stories about blood clots or sterility. The Government hasn’t introduced a mass vaccination program, even thought the Indian variant has now been found in several recent cases. The Kimbilio team continue to work with children on the streets, particularly trying to reach those in greatest need.

Thank you for your continuing support. 

Transformations!
Transformations!
The new Kimbilio Primary School
The new Kimbilio Primary School
May 15, 2021

Bringing Families Together Again

A child with his new school kit
A child with his new school kit

Dear Friends, 

The Kimbilio team in Lubumbashi have continued their program of reintegrating the street children into their families. Often the families can be in rural areas, many miles from Lubumbashi. As part of the reintegration program, the children may be given school kits – books, shirt, trousers, trainers and a school bag. It is so encouraging to see the joy of families being brought together again. 

The building of the new Kimbilio Primary school is progressing well. The roof is on, the school grounds prepared and work is now being carried out installing the doors, and doing the ceilings and other interior.decorations.The building work is on schedule for completion in time to welcome the arrival of the first pupils in September 2021. 

The take up of vaccinations against Covid has been very slow in DRC. This is due to scare stories about blood clots or sterility. The Government hasn't organised a vaccination program, so the country is a risk now from the Indian variant, which has been found in many recent cases. The Kimbilio team continue to work with the children on the streets through the Covid crisis and to each as many children in need as they can.

A joyful family reunion
A joyful family reunion
The new Kimbilio Primary School
The new Kimbilio Primary School
 
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