July - November 2017
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DR Congo, Limete
The existing school building in Kinshasha, the capital of the DR Congo, was started in 2008 by a local aid organization for the neighboring orphanage. Unfortunately they ran out of money at some point and the school was never further built.
To date, more than 250 children (grades 1-6) have to be taught in a shell of a building. This does not only lead to extreme safety and health risks but also makes learning very difficult for the children. The construction work and classrooms must finally be completed.
The 10 new classrooms will allow the children to learn in a proper and safe environment.
Construction Period: Feb 2021 - Aug 2021
Renovation of an existing school building
Mission Kongo e.V.
The project directly improves the lives and opportunities of 250 children attending Lyceé St. Charles, their immediate families, and the Limete community. It provides a better foundation for the education of generations of students who will attend the institution and hopefully lays the foundation for self-sustaining, ongoing development of the institution.
Goal is to complete the building by finishing the walls (interior and exterior), installing windows, doors, floors and ceilings, as well as a safe stairwell. In addition, we aim to upgrade the 10 existing classrooms with electricity, locally made wood furniture, and new whiteboards and a computer for each classroom. We also aim to upgrade the common areas as well as the restrooms.
The overarching goals of the project are as follows:
- Provide better and safer education
- Encourage more children to enroll in school and attend higher
- Instill a new vision for the children and community by showing them what proper education means and how it transforms the community as well as individual opportunities.