Remote Congolese College Needs Internet Resources

by Bonobo Conservation Initiative


A satellite internet connection and solar power are being installed, so funding is sought for 10 laptop computers that will bring a world of resources to students’ fingertips for the first time.
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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. The library contains only 45 volumes, and students have to make a two-week hike to the nearest city, Kisangani, to type and print out their theses.


Students and professors will share ten laptops and a printer, in a computer lab that doubles as an internet café for area residents. An online library subscription service will also provide access to millions of books and other technical resources.

Long-Term Impact

Access to email and current research and instructional materials is essential to preparing a workforce that can bring sustainable development to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s remote rainforest regions.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Amy Clanin
Program Manager
Washington, D.C. United States

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