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Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo

by Synergie des Associations Feminines du Congo (SAFECO)
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo
Educate 60+ Vulnerable Children in DR Congo

Summary

For the marginalized and remote village of Rwenena (Ruh-NENN-uh), eastern DRC, this Rwenena Kids program of SAFECO currently provides tuition, uniforms, and school supplies for 90 students. To provide more student support at home, we have added women's literacy training to our program. In addition to literacy and numeracy, a human rights component serves to further elevate the confidence and self-esteem of mothers, which is, in turn, encouraged in their children.

$28,000
total goal
$699
remaining
86
donors
3
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

In DRC, 1 of 4 children never attend primary school. Only 60% complete this level - 30% for girls because educating boys takes priority. Income generation for paying school fees has been rare. Vulnerable children need extra support because many of them are rejected, abandoned, or stigmatized due to social status, ethnic origin, gender, physical disabilities, and more. Rwenena is a community that has held ethnic-based prejudices leading to conflict and needs healing and reconciliation.

Solution

Our core education program provides schooling for 90 vulnerable children and youth who otherwise would have none. Our training for mothers in literacy, numeracy, and human rights not only boosts children's success rates in the classroom, it also provides a newfound sense of empowerment in a mutually supportive environment. Whole-community sensitization sessions demonstrate acceptance of all people, including women and girls and those with diverse ethnicities, abilities, and social statuses.

Long-Term Impact

Students gain confidence and improve their scores in school; 2018 brought our first college-bound student, a young woman. With literacy training, mothers are better positioned to begin income-generating activities. They also develop into stronger role models for their children. Over time, parents will be equipped to pay entirely for their children's education.

Resources

http:/​/​www.herowomenrising.org/​rwenena-kids
DRC low education rate, by Gordon Brown
Description of Global Goal #4: Education for All

Organization Information

Synergie des Associations Feminines du Congo (SAFECO)

Location: Bukavu, South Kivu Province - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Website:
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Twitter: @MamanShujaa
Project Leader:
Annette Scarpitta
Bukavu, South Kivu Province Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$27,301 raised of $28,000 goal
 
250 donations
$699 to go
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