Children in Crisis

School building -Democratic Republic of Congo

Over a decade of fighting in DRC has left the education infrastructure badly damaged. In eastern DRC, 90% of schools have been destroyed. We plan to build and equip at least a further 9 primary schools in the eastern region to enable hundreds of children to go to school, many for the first time.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 2:34 PM, 8 December 2011 to 2:34 PM, 8 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1020488)

Amount raised

£200

Donations

1

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “In the old school the sticks we sat on made us tired. Now even our minds are comfortable because we are motivated with a good building”

    — Veicko

  • “In the old school the sticks we sat on made us tired. Now even our minds are comfortable because we are motivated with a good building”

    — Veicko

Situation

Over a decade of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has had a devastating impact on the population. Since 1998 over 5 million people (1.8 million of them children) have been killed, the majority of them civilians and an estimated 2.2 million have been internally displaced. The fighting has left little education infrastructure remaining and there are very few trained teachers. The education system in the eastern region has been worst hit, with up to 90% of schools destroyed.

Solution

Children in Crisis has been working on the remote High Plateau of South Kivu in eastern DRC since 2006, supporting a variety of educational initiatives. At the beginning of 2007 Children in Crisis launched a School Rebuilding and Teacher Training Programme in partnership with local NGO, Eben Ezer Ministries International (EMI). To date, nine schools have been rebuilt, and 464 primary school teachers trained. It costs roughly £60,000 to build a school that can last for up to 50 years.