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
2009
year founded
$141,594
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:

Matching Gifts for Congo School Project!

By David Folds | Project Leader

The Idjwi Island Education Fund was founded in 2010 to support the education of the children in Buhumba Village on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since that time, we... Read the full report ›

Expanded medical and hygiene programs

By Lisa McAuliffe | Board Member

Last month the Idjwi Island Education Fund completed construction of four new hygienic composting latrines at the Buhumba Primary School.  These latrines will help to reduce the occurrence... Read the full report ›

A Busy Summer on Idjwi Island

By David Folds | Project Leader

Last month 473 children completed the school year at the Buhumba primary school in Idjwi Island.  The Idjwi Island Education Fund has big plans for the summer and to prepare for the new school... Read the full report ›
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