Help Change the Lives of 300 Young People at Risk

by Association des Am(i)es du Pere Tony (ASAPT)

Summary

There are over 500000 young people in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are not in school, not employed, not in training and not fulfilling their potential. At Association des Ami(e)s du Pere Tony, we are working with community-based youth associations to build the life skills of young people at risks and create new educational, employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable youths

$1,150
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

The war, coupled with mismanagement and lack of accountability, has led to sound poverty, high unemployment rate and a culture of violence as a means for resolving social problems. While the government is struggling to change the situation, its investments often overlook non-violence education and youth outreach. This is unfortunate because the city is experiencing a dramatic population boom, and few services exist to help youths become the positive leaders that their communities need.

Solution

This fund will help reach out 300 youth at risks through Nonviolence Adventure Camps, which are designed to help young people build their self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills, problem-solving abilities and appreciation of cultural differences. Funds will be used to support capacity building and small business initiatives for 30 community-based youth at risks mini-associations.

Long-Term Impact

Community-based youth associations are often in better position to provide long-term support for psychological change and economic empowerment for marginalized young people. By supporting training and small business efforts of youth mini-associations, donations to this fund have the potential to generate stronger poverty alleviation and non-violence capacity in a way that these groups are better prepared to address future community challenges.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.asaptrdc.org
Association des Ami(e)s du Pere Tony Web Site
Congolese YouthMapp : What you need to know !
Our peace education Program in Eastern Congo
Our Non-violence education Program in Kinshasa

Organization Information

Association des Am(i)es du Pere Tony (ASAPT)

Location: Kinshasa - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Website: http:/​/​www.asaptrdc.org
Association des Am(i)es du Pere Tony (ASAPT)
Project Leader:
Association des Ami(e)s du Père Tony ASAPT
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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