Education Project

Education Project
by Brad Graber

A good education in Congo is hard to come by. If you live in the cities the cost of an education may be your main challenge. If you live in the rural areas access to a school within close proximity may present an added challenge. Buildings, resources, and supplies are wholly inadequate and do not contribute to a quality education.

The challenges are many but not insurmountable. The basic infrastructure exists, but we need to improve it and build upon it.

School buildings and/or classrooms, educational resources, and scholarships are some of the needs that must be met in order for a quality education to be realized for all grade levels (primary, secondary, and postsecondary). Hope for Congo’s goal is to build schools and classrooms that enhance the education process and experience.

Happy School Children

Hope for Congo’s Goals & Accomplishments for Education thus far:
• Average cost to build a classroom: $12,000
• Hope for Congo has contributed to 10 Scholarships
• Scholarships of $100 – $2,500 are needed
To make education an affordable reality
For those who desire and have the capacity to learn
(Individual scholarships vary dependant upon education costs)
• Necessary tools and resources that allow them to apply their education
• Hope for Congo supplied four carpentry trade schools with tools
Cost to provide basic carpentry tools: $5,000
• Hope for Congo purchased sewing machines for women
Manual sewing machines: $150 each
(Shipping is an additional cost that varies upon location)
• Other technical trades need to be added to this list
• Classroom/Building needs include:
Computers, blackboards, writing supplies, textbooks, desks, etc.
Safe drinking water and toilets

It is only through your generous donations that Hope for Congo can continue to walk alongside our brothers and sisters in Congo. A good education opens up a whole new world and allows dreams never even dared before – to become reality. That is hope.

Please consider how you can help us give them hope.
Your donations are tax-deductible.

Make your checks payable to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission or AIMM

Designate your donation to:
Hope 4 Congo and indicate which project you wish to support.
Monies sent to our general fund will be applied where needed.

Send your U.S. Dollar Donations to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)
P.O. Box 744
Goshen, IN 46527-0744

Send your Canadian Dollar Donations to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)
440 Main Street
Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z5

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Next week Brad will share about the opportunities that exist to help with safe drinking water.

Prayer Requests: Your continued prayers for Congo are crucial in the current political situation.

© 2017 Hope4Congo

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