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Idjwi Island Education Fund

Org #8432
Vetted since 2011
2009
year founded
$141,621
raised on GlobalGiving
12
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

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... read more

Project Leaders
David Folds
David Folds
Beth Hesler
Beth Hesler
Organization Information
3913 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
United States
(202) 363-4946
Organization Information
3913 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
United States
(202) 363-4946

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Groundbreaking for a Sustainable Garden

By David Folds, with Them Nyamunongo | Project Supervisors

This week, 40 sixth grade students at the Buhumba primary school will break ground on their sustainable garden project adjacent to the site reserved for their planned new school. Under the supervision... Read the full report ›

Helping Children on Idjwi Island

By David Folds | Project Leader

Greetings from Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo!  We appreciate the generosity of the many supporters for our micro project to purchase new desks for students at l'ecole primaire... Read the full report ›

Idjwi Island School Project

By David Folds | Project Leader

Greetings from Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of the Congo!  We appreciate the generosity of the many supporters for our micro project to purchase a generator to provide power for... Read the full report ›
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