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Action Kivu Educational Assistance

Amani cheers with kids now receiving educational assistance. (Photo via Action Kivu.)

The Educational Assistance project enables war-affected impoverished children from villages in the South Kivu Province to receive an education. The program specifically aims to empower young girls and increase their attendance in schools.

In partnership with ABFEK/Action Kivu (a community organization that provides the Democratic Republic of Congo’s youngest survivors of violence with the opportunity to rebuild their lives on a foundation of hope, dignity and economic self-sustenance), JWW funds support school fees for 52 secondary school students, and provides uniforms and school kits for those 52 secondary school students and an additional 115 primary school students. All the students are war-affected orphans and vulnerable children in Mumosho and Mudaka territories South Kivu Province, Eastern DRC.

The JWW team members that visited Congo in September 2011 had the honor of meeting Amani and were very impressed with his programs and capacity for community organizing in South Kivu. Amani then joined JWW for Hear Her Voice, the February 2012 advocacy trip to Washington DC, adding a critical component to the assembly as a direct representative of his community and work. We are very pleased to be working so closely with Amani and his organization.

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