November 25, 2021 Congo – Enfants Bien Aimes
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Training and Capacity Building Training and Capacity Building
Education Education
GoalThe goal of this project is to provide care, training, discipleship, emergency shelter, and integration into safe homes for vulnerable children in Goma.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $79,000 annually in order to provide care for vulnerable children living in the streets of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
DescriptionIn 2021 a project to help the street children of Goma was begun. That first phase included the construction of a two-story structure with classrooms, a counseling room, office, kitchen and emergency safe haven. The children attending the program are ages 5 – 12, and most have been boys. However, the priority now is given to the most vulnerable: girls, younger children and those with disabilities. Funding for this project with help support, train and disciple the children. They will receive short-term relief (food, clothing, and medical care) alongside trauma counseling, educational and life-skills training that will build their resilience and self-assurance. The children will participate five days a week under the care and supervision of trained support staff, and most complete the program in about three months. An emergency night shelter will be provided for the most vulnerable and those in the last weeks of the program before being reintegrated into homes. The approach provided by the project is based on the rights of the child, including the right to protection, quality education, health care, housing, and participation, aiming for a sustainable reintegration of the children back into family homes. The children are provided with items such as mattresses, blankets and clothing to help not cause a hardship to the family. The project total cost is $237,000 over 3 years, or $79,000 per year.
Suggested GiftsA gift of $250 will allow us to buy clothing and shoes for 30-40 children. A gift of $700 will provide food for a month for all the children who come to our center. A gift of $1,500 will provide full care for eight children to participate in the three-month program.
Prayer RequestsPray that God will transform the children in the program to be models of change. Pray that successful reintegration into society will have a transforming effect on their families and other children living on the city streets. Pray for wisdom and patience for their teachers and many volunteers.
Managed ByClemmer, Ann & Bill