RDC 27 - UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
The project takes place in Kisangani, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Victim of three wars that pitted the country against the Rwandan and Ugandan armies between 1999 and 2000, the city of Kisangani bears the unenviable nickname of "martyr city". Given its geographical position, Kisangani is the starting point and terminus of river traffic between East and West. Thanks to this strategic location, this city continues to play an important economic role and should be able to play a central role in the economic recovery and development of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The people of Kisangani, however, seem trapped in poverty. All exits end in dead ends. To survive, many work in mines where the workforce is often exploited and sold off, given the great competition. To preserve this meager courtyard, some defend their territory with weapons, which reignites the spiral of violence. To escape this vicious circle, most of these populations fall back on subsistence farming.
It is undoubtedly recognized almost everywhere that the Democratic Republic of Congo is going through a difficult and delicate situation in its history. A potentially rich country, where almost 80 million of its inhabitants live in deplorable poverty ($ 1.25 per day per person). Endless wars and devastating diseases such as Ebola weigh heavily on the population, on families who do not arrive and cannot raise their heads, to get up and become autonomous with the work of their hands.
Looking at the current situation in Congo, it is our desire to continue to pay special attention to the education of girls and boys. We believe that by taking care of their education we could help these people to better understand and deal with certain situations of poverty, suffering, and ignorance. As Nelson Mandela said, we believe that "education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world".
These young people are deserving students, who focus on a university and professional education in the hope of a future insertion into the world of work. These are three boys and three girls who are following different degree courses such as pediatrics, construction and architecture.
- Guarantee these young people a university and professional education in the hope of a future integration into the world of work
Direct: 6 young people (3 boys and 3 girls)
Referent sister of the project: Sr. Enza Stoppele