Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island Improve Education for 400 Children on Idjwi Island

Idjwi Island Education Fund

Org #8432
Vetted since 2011 Effective Nonprofit
2009
year founded
$136,787
raised on GlobalGiving
11
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:

Dec 28, 2022
Idjwi School - Big Plans for 2023!
We have BIG PLANS for the Buhumba Village primary school during 2023.  We are going to implement a comprehensive health and hygiene program with full time staff, which will include: Training...
Sep 28, 2022
Back to School!
Earlier this month a huge class of 500 children started the new school year at the Buhumba primary school on Idjwi Island.  There are 258 girls and 242 boys between 1st and 6th...
Nov 28, 2021
Idjwi School - a growing community
Greetings from Idjwi Island!  There is much to report from the primary school in Buhumba Village.   We have approximately 450 students at the school this term.  We anticipate an...
 
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