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Idjwi Island Education Fund

Org #8432
Vetted since 2011
2009
year founded
$89,361
raised on GlobalGiving
9
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

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May 29, 2020
Summer Break
While we are happy to report that no cases of Coronavirus have been found on Idjwi Island, all schools, including EP Buhumba, are closed until the fall as directed by the Congolese government. ...
Dec 3, 2019
Congo School Project - Donations Matched on Giving Tuesday!
This is an exciting time on Idjwi Island!  This summer, the Idjwi Island Education Fund completed a major project to bring fresh water to the school for drinking and hand washing. At the...
Sep 9, 2019
Water !!!
We have more exciting news this summer from EP Buhumba on Idjwi Island!  For the first time ever, our more than 400 students have running water at school to drink and wash their hands!  As...
 
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