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
 
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
Empower Students with School Garden in DR Congo
 
Idjwi Island has an agriculture-based economy, but many of the children do not receive training in sustainable farming techniques. This project will support a working garden at the future site of the new primary school in Buhumba village. The students will obtain hands-on experience in soil preparation, crop rotation, irrigation, and cultivation of crops. This valuable training will arm the students with skills to enhance their employment prospects or to start their own farming businesses. project reportread updates from the field
Help Nine Students Attend Sixth Grade in DR Congo
 
This project will provide tuition, uniforms, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies for nine orphans to attend sixth grade at the Buhumba village school on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo. project reportread updates from the field
Chalk Boards for Village School on Idjwi Island
 
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. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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