Thank you for your financial support for this Project which enables Kimbilio to provide education to children who have been living on the streets and for children of local families who could not afford the school fees for state schools. There are now 245 children at the Kimbilio school. Your support covers the school fees, the salaries for the teachers, the purchase of teaching materials and the maintenance of the school building and grounds.
The school program has now expanded from teaching the Primary curriculum to offer the first three years of the secondary curriculum. In addition to the usual Congolese curriculum taught in French, it offers art, sport, IT in a dedicated IT suite, and English from Nursery upwards, none of which is taught in any but the most expensive private schools.
The Kimbilio Founding Director has just returned from Lubumbashi where he presented prizes to the children at the end of the school year. It was a joyous day seeing the happiness on the faces of children as they received their awards and the education that they are receiving is giving them a chance of a bright future.
Thank you so much for your financial support for the Kimbilio Project 'Provide life-changing education to children in DRC'. Access to education is life-changing for children who are forced to live on the streets in Lubumbashi as it enables them to gain the skills that will allow them to get a good job and be able to support a family. Education helps the street children to gain a sense of self-worth and confidence in their own abilities.
The new Kimbilio School now has 284 pupils - 15 pupils at Nursery level, 233 pupils at Primary level and 36 at Secondary level. 30 of these pupils are from Kimbilio houses and the remainder from families living in the neighbourhood of the school.
Thank you for your generous support to our Project to provide life-changing education to children living on the streets in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new Kimbilio school is now in its second year and we are waiting for the Congolese Government to register it as a State school. So Kimbilio is still paying the saleries of the teachers. Once registered, the Government will pay the salaries.
The school serves the children living in the two Kimbilio short-term houses and the two long-term houses plus lots of children from families who live in the neighbourhood. It has been so rewarding to see children getting education who previously had been living on the streets and it provides them with hope of a better future.
Thank you very much for your financial support for the new Kimbilio Primary School. This has been very much appreciated. The School has now been officially approved by the Government..
The second academic year of the Kimbilio Primary School has just begun and 156 children have enrolled. It is so encouraging to see these children, some of whom are former street children living in Kimbilio houses and others who come from local families who could not afford to educate their children, receive education so that they are no longer at a disadvantage with pupils from stable family backgrounds. It is life-changing for all these children and gives them a bright future.
The Kimbilio Junior School has now been open for seven months, serving the children in the Kimbilio homes and children from local families. It is very popular with over 150 pupils! It is so important that all children get the opportunity of a good education which can give them the opportunity of a good job and the money to support their own familiy.
Thank you for your generous giving to this very important project. The schjool is transorming the lives of children who had previously missed out on even a basic education.
At the moment, the school is awaiting assessment by the Government, after which funding will be provided, so for the time being, Kimbilio is paying the teachers salaries and the cost of teaching materials. So please continue to give generously to this project.
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