August 11, 2020
Congo – Fizi Primary School Building
Democratic Republic of the Congo
GoalThe goal of this project is to promote literacy and increase access to education by constructing a primary school building for poor, orphaned and street children in the Fizi district of Congo.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $8,628 annually in order to construct a three-classroom primary school building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Phase I. In Phase II to build 3 additional classrooms and latrines for the schools.
DescriptionAccess to education is limited and in some places non-existent throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many school buildings were destroyed during the war, or are abandoned and dilapidated. The children in the Fizi district, have difficulty getting an education because schools are miles away from their villages. The community of South Kivu has built the first phase of school with three classrooms and needs three more classrooms and latrines in response to this need. Construction on phase I is complete and funds are needed to purchase bricks and other materials to complete phase II of the primary school building. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and improving life for everyone in the community.
The project’s total cost is $25,885 for phase I and $25,885 for phase II, or a total of $51,770. Funds will provide building supplies like nails, doors, bricks, cement, metal sheeting, and the cost of labor to complete construction.
Suggested GiftsA gift of $100 will purchase one of the 7 metal doors needed. $50 will provide 10kg of nails.
$250 will provide 10 bags of cement.
$1,000 will provide 10,000 bricks for building a classroom.
$5,000 will cover the costs to construct one classroom.
$10,000 will complete half the project – by providing 50% of the labor and materials needed (including nails, metal sheets, bricks, cement and labor costs).
Prayer RequestsPlease pray for the families and community members who will benefit from the educational advancement of their children.
Please pray for the children to use the conflict transformation training they will receive and teach others how to respond in non-violent ways.
Managed ByKaren Smith