Educate 130 Children of Rape Victims in DR Congo

Jan 2, 2012

Update on DR Congo Students You Have Supported, Part I

Claudinne, a Global Giving-supported school girl
Claudinne, a Global Giving-supported school girl

Good news to report, straight from DR Congo. Bernadette and other AMCAV officials spoke with schoolgirls (the vast majority of Global Giving donors support girls), their mothers, school officials, and teachers:

Remember, the older students we're supporting were born of rape and had never, until now, attended school because they're considered rejects of society. According to the teacher, Ms. Neema, of the school ELIMU BORA, KILIBA SUCKI, our students were initially ill at ease with the younger schoolchildren. Today, however, thanks to "multiple awareness sessions" organized and implemented by counselors at AMCAV, the children are well integrated. Even the games have been changed to accommodate the diverse age groups.

I had Bernadette ask the children how they like going to school. She reports, "All the children that we have asked responded that they always want to go to school. The teachers confirm that the children we send to school thanks to Global Giving donors are never absent even if they are sick. They truly like to attend school."

The Global Giving/AMCAV students report that they are studying hard. They are surpassing their younger classmates in studies in their native tribal language, but they are having difficulties with learning government-required French, having never been exposed to the language before.

We have been gifted 5 desktop computers for these students, which could potentially be loaded with level 1 French software, but our huge problem is that the offer does not include shipping. If anyone knows of another organization that can donate shipping service from Washington, DC, to eastern DR Congo, please notify us.

More will be revealed in Part 2 of this report. For now, let's just say the kids and their mothers are extremely grateful for each and every donation that comes to this project. Please consider supporting them again, perhaps with a recurring donation.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: Uvira, Kimanga District - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Project Leader:
Annette Scarpitta
Uvira, Kimanga District Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Congo, Democratic Republic of the or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.