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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-NAWN-ah), eastern DRC, this "Rwenena Kids" program of SAFECO currently provides tuition, uniforms, shoes, and school supplies for up to 90 students. Our literacy, numeracy, and human rights training program for mothers has opened up vocational opportunities. Their children are more successful in school because parents are prioritizing time and support for home study.

$29,000
total goal
$985
remaining
88
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 up to 90 vulnerable children and youth. 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 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. Our first college student is an important role model for others, especially girls. Through her study of health sciences, she is preparing to give back and serve small rural communities like Rwenena. With literacy training, mothers are better positioned to begin income-generating activities. They also develop into stronger role models for their children.

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:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MamanShujaa
Project Leader:
Annette Scarpitta
Bukavu, South Kivu Province Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$28,015 raised of $29,000 goal
 
280 donations
$985 to go
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