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School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth

by Children's Voice
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth
Jan 15, 2015

How you generosity gives new hope to teenagers

Girls training center at CHildren
Girls training center at CHildren's Voice

Story about a beneficiary:

Feza, 16 years old: I was taken and abused by militia soldiers in Walikale bush when I was 13. Tree years later, I came back to village. Everybody was despised. It was a shame. I decided to leave and go to Goma town. I start new life with prostitute girls. I was the youngest of the team. There life was had. I was bitten many times by my teammates even by men and abused. My face was full of scars. I had passed nights in the gutter using sex to keep my life safe from gangsters. One day I was sick. They dropped me on the road because they said if I die, no one would bury me if I die.

From there someone took me to Children’s Voice dispensary, later to CBK hospital. When I was healed, I got psychosocial assistance and start a vocational training in the training center. I learned to make clothes. Now I have a workshop of tailors and I am helping new girls (ex prostitutes) beginners to perform after training in Children’s Voice centers. I enjoy my new life.

I have a dream, to become a big designer!

Summary of our activities

The vocational training program is giving more hope to vulnerable girls. In these three months, 35 girls got professional skill and get job in different workshops in North Kivu province. The training is coupled to psychosocial assistance, management and marketing skill.

Thanks

We thanks our donors via GlobalGiving for generous donation to the School Scholarships for Vulnerable Youth. Every donation helps ensure that we can continue helping youth and community. Thank you again for all you have done to help children and youth.

Conclusion

Youth have many challenges in DRC. Your ideas and suggestions could advise in this program. Please give us you proposal. We are running this project together. Please, if you are around, visit this project at Goma in DRC. Sure it is possible. Please tell me how you think we can work together to attract wider support for this project.

Pregnant girl trying her machine
Pregnant girl trying her machine
Comments:
  • JESSECA
    JESSECA Thank you Feza for bravely sharing your story, this motivates me/us donors to continue to support the work because we know it's making a difference. Christine, you are an amazing woman doing necessary work. Thank you for asking for suggestions to improve your program. One is to diversify -- offer different vocational... Read more »
    • 4 years ago
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  • Christine
    Christine Dear Jesseca. Thank you for this important suggestion. You are right. Sewing and fixing hair we offer in 4 learning centers are not enough as skills when the market is full of the same. After sharing your ideas, we want to go to visit some neighbor countries such as Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi to learn more about different... Read more »
    • 4 years ago
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Children's Voice

Location: Goma, North Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Project Leader:
Christine Musaidizi
Executive Director
Goma, North Kivu Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$8,146 raised of $20,000 goal
 
220 donations
$11,854 to go
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