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From Exploitation in Mines to a Hope Filled Future

by Congo Children Trust
From Exploitation in Mines to a Hope Filled Future
Jun 25, 2018

Empowering through Education

Children enjoying Centre Kimbilio
Children enjoying Centre Kimbilio

A new artisanal mine has just opened close by to our Centre Kimbilio in Lubumbashi. Centre Kimbilio has been open for nearly a decade now, offering safety, food and support to vulnerable street children. Over the years, Kimbilio staff were often aware of children who had walked many kilometers from the artisanal mines to escape exploitation in the mines. However, this new artisanal colbalt mine is bringing many children and families to the local area. Kimbilio helps over 450 children each month, which will only increase with this new development.

As we continue to develop our project to support children from the artisanal mines, Kimbilio hopes to fund an educational programme to take litracy skills to children living on mine sites with their families. It may just be one small drop in the ocean, but Kimbilio hopes this preventative intervention will help stop more children ending up on the streets. 

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Congo Children Trust

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kimbiliodrcongo
Project Leader:
Eva Walters
Manchester, United Kingdom
$32,248 raised of $90,000 goal
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