Just a few of the pairs of shoes collected Our Team! 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 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
2009
year founded
$79,552
raised on GlobalGiving
6
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...

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

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 7647246323

Project Reports

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Apr 13, 2018
Wellness Supported by SHOES!
I am sure you know that it's awfully hard to learn when you don't feel well. Kids in developing countries often carry illnesses in their bodies that don't make them outwardly sick, but can zap a kid's...
Nov 15, 2017
Child Health Initiative
In August 2017, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai teamed with members of the Idjwi Island Education Fund community to initiate a pilot child health assessment in IIEF’s newly renovated...
Jul 6, 2017
A Wonderful Year, and More to Come!
We have just completed a thrilling year at the Buhumba Village primary school on Idjwi Island.  Nearly 500 kids finished the school year in the brand new classroom building, and we expect an even...
 
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