Projects
November 3, 2023 Congo – Educating Pygmy Children
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[world map] Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo push-pin Democratic Republic of the Congo
Education Education
GoalThe goal of this project is to help 75-100 Pygmy children attend school in the Inongo province of Congo.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $8,823 annually to support educational costs for Pygmy primary and secondary school aged children living in the Inongo province of Congo.
DescriptionBeing able to read changes lives. Having access to education can break the cycle of poverty, improve health, and dramatically increase economic opportunities. Pygmy children in the DR Congo have minimal opportunities to attend school. Their parents do not have the money to pay for school uniforms and supplies, or tuition. Even though the government passed a law to subsidize their education, there was no funding to support the law. Many Pygmy teens are interested in vocational programs, but they are required to pay for all the tools and materials. The lack of resources means their options are limited to the least useful courses simply because there are additional costs. This project will provide 75-100 Pygmy children a chance for a better future. An education means fewer cases of economic exploitation for ethnic Pygmies and decreases their vulnerability to human trafficking and labor exploitation. Supporting this project means not only will they be able to attend primary and secondary schools, but the Pygmies literacy rates will also improve and more of them will graduate. All of this has the added benefit of strengthening their communities. The project total cost is $26,470 over 3 years, or $8,823 per year.
Suggested GiftsA gift of $100 will provide uniforms and pay school fees for about 3 primary students for one year. A gift of $500 will support most of the costs of 3 Twa students in vocational/trade school in their senior year. A gift of $1,000 support most of the costs for 6 Twa students in vocational/trade school in their senior year. A generous gift of $5,000 will support 20 students in the teacher-prep course for the final year of high school.
Prayer RequestsPray that this project will directly benefit not only the students, but 2,000 of their parents, siblings and extended family members. Pray that this project’s goal of supporting 75 – 100 pygmy students to attend primary and secondary school will be achieved by 2026.
Managed ByNoyes, Ed & Miriam