Empower Students with School Garden in DR Congo Empower Students with School Garden in DR Congo Chalk boards for delivery to the school A thank you note from the ceremony

Idjwi Island Education Fund

Org #8432
Vetted since 2011
2009
year founded
$96,632
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:

Oct 4, 2013
Groundbreaking for a Sustainable Garden
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...
Mar 28, 2013
Helping Children on Idjwi Island
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...
Mar 27, 2013
Idjwi Island School Project
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...
 
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