Education in the Congo

Education in the Congo

About This Campaign

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is struggling to find a fragile peace after a brutal war that claimed over 5.4 million lives, the majority of the victims being women and children. The war has been characterized as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, and one of the most overlooked. A significant portion of children in the South Kivu province have been unable to regularly attend school due to the destruction of infrastructure and a lack of qualified teachers, both results of the ongoing conflict. The return of displaced populations and of demobilized children increased the need further for basic educational infrastructure. War Child needs your help to raise $5,000 to support the development of an Accelerated Learning Program by August 31, 2013.
War Child

Campaign to Support War Child

War Child helps rebuild war-affected communities to provide the support necessary for children to experience a stable childhood.

When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, a destroyed infrastructure, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.

But by making a long-term investment to help the children develop into healthy, educated and productive adults, the cycle of violence can be broken.

That’s why we are dedicated to protecting childhood by bringing education, opportunity and justice to where they are needed most.

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