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.