Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School

by Congo Children Trust
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School
Empower Street Children's Education-Build A School

The new Kimbilio Primary School opened its doors for the first time in October 2021. This exciting project has enabled street children living in the short and longer-term houses run by the Congo Children's Trust to receive good quality education alongside children from the neighbourhood of the school whose families cannot afford school fees. There are now over a hundred children at the school.

Thank you so much for your generous giving which has enabled us  to complete this project so quickly.

We'd love it if you could continue on this journey with us. This GlobalGiving Project will soon be closing, but we'd be delighted if you'd consider transferring your monthly giving to our new GlobalGiving Project 'Providing Life Changing Education to Children in DRC', which raises funds for the ongoing costs of resourcing the Kimbilio school with best teaching materials and equipment as well as paying the hard-working teachers and support staff.

 

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The new Kimbilio Primary School opened its doors for the first time in October 2021. This exciting project has enabled street children living in the short and longer-term houses run by the Congo Children's Trust to receive good quality education alongside children from the neighbourhood of the school whose families cannot afford school fees. There are now over a hundred children at the school!

Thank you so much for your generous giving which has enabled us to complete this project so quickly.

We'd love it if you could continue on this journey with us. This GlobalGiving project will soon be closing, but we'd be delighted if you'd consider transferring your monthly giving to our new GlobalGiving project 'Providing life changing education to children in DRC', which is raising funds for the ongoing costs of resourcing the Kimbilio school with best teaching materials and equipment as well as paying the hard-working teachers and support staff

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The new Kimbilio School building is complete and the school will open on 4 October 2021. The Head Teacher has been apponted and staff are being interviewed. A huge thank you to all of you who have contibuted to the School building project. It is so exciting to see the school ready for the first pupils to arrive.  Do go to the Kimbilio Facebook page -  facebook.com/groups/kimbilio where photos of the opening of the school will be posted.

Covid numbers are still very high in Lubumbashi and there is no space in the city mortuaries. There is little supply of vaccines and the Kimbilio team are providing masks for children who come to the Day Centre and who live in the short-term and long-term homes. Sadly, Jean Bosco, the director of Kimbilio in Lubumbashi, died of Covid in July. Jean set an amazing example the way he worked diligently and led Kimbilio for seven years with compsssion, gentleness and humility, improving the lives of so many vulnerable children. Two senior members of the team have stepped forward to carry out Jean's duties and we will review the position in three months.

Jean Bosco
Jean Bosco
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Dear friends,

I am pleased to report that building of the new Kimbilio Primary School is on schedule. The school grounds have been prepared and work is going on with the doors, ceilings and interior decorations. We remain on schedule to open for pupils to arrive in September 2021. Exciting times!

There has been a very slow take up of vaccination against Covid-19, due to scare stories about blood clots or sterility. The Government hasn’t introduced a mass vaccination program, even thought the Indian variant has now been found in several recent cases. The Kimbilio team continue to work with children on the streets, particularly trying to reach those in greatest need

Kimbilio continues to care for children living on the streets. One of our team, Joel Kidindwe, encourages the children to express themselves creatively through art and fabrics. It is so encouraging to see the children enjoying themselves and developing their artistic talents

A young artist
A young artist
Girls having fun!
Girls having fun!
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Jigsaw time at Kimbilio!
Jigsaw time at Kimbilio!

Dear Friends, 

We are delighted to see the roof going on to the Kimbilio Primary School which we aim to open to the first pupils in September 2021.  We're still looking for funds for the windows, doors and floors! We have come a long way already and are hopeful we will be able to complete on time. We'd be really grateful if you could share this need with anyone you think may be interested.

Although Congo wasn't impacted by Covid-19 to the same extent as other parts of the world in the first wave, it appears that numbers are increasing there now. The UK has just banned arrivals for DRC due to concerns of the new strain from South Africa which has been found in various African countries.  The Kimbilio team are continuing to work hard despite all the challenges of Covid-19. 

We are very thankful for your support, we couldn't do this work without you.

Yours with thanks

Ian Harvey

Kimbilio Primary School roof going on!
Kimbilio Primary School roof going on!
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Congo Children Trust

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @kimbiliodrcongo
Project Leader:
Ian Harvey
Manchester, United Kingdom
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