Make College an Option for 70 Congo (DRC) Students

by Kokolopori-Falls Church Sister City Partnership


Courses in environmental management, sustainable agriculture, and community development equip students to build the region’s economy and expand the use of low-impact development techniques.
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Djolu Technical College, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the only institute of higher education within 30,000 square miles. Located in a nationally and globally important region of rainforest reserves, the college offers 70 bright, motivated young people in this impoverished region their sole chance of obtaining a college degree. It also offers hope for protecting the region’s dense forests and endangered species like bonobos from agricultural expansion, logging and bushmeat hunting.


Students earn a three-year undergraduate degree either in Environment & Sustainable Development or Rural Sciences by completing 12 classes each year in technical and management skills, a 275-hour internship, and a thesis.

Long-Term Impact

A college-educated workforce is essential for sustainable development in the DRC, preparing the next generation of scientists, business people, conservationists and leaders, and enhancing opportunities for women.

Additional Documentation

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


Djolu Technical College
ISDR Seeks Sister University
Importance of Education to Africa's Future

Organization Information

Kokolopori-Falls Church Sister City Partnership

Location: Falls Church, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ingrid Schulze
Program Director
Falls Church, Virginia United States

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