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Idjwi Island Education Fund

Org #8432
Vetted since 2011
2009
year founded
$82,653
raised on GlobalGiving
7
years fundraising
3
projects funded

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

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #7647246323
Organization Information
3913 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
United States
(202) 363-4946

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #7647246323

Project Reports

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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...
Nov 28, 2012
School Supplies for Sixth Graders in DR Congo
On November 15, two volunteers from the Idjwi Island Education Fund boarded a boat in Goma to travel to Idjwi Island and deliver supplies to nine needy sixth graders at the Buhumba Village...
Nov 27, 2012
Chalk Boards for Village School
On November 15, volunteers from the Idjwi Island Education Fund boarded a boat in Goma to travel to Idjwi Island and deliver supplies to the children at the Buhumba Village School. On Friday, November...
 
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