Eight years ago we started supporting Grace Orphanage in Congo to care for 35 war orphans. Our first goal was to send all the children to school. About half the children had learning challenges. We brought after school teachers to the orphanage to help the kids and in 2018 these amazing children had a 100% pass rate.
With the 2021 school year interrupted by COVID, the children are excited to return to school on September 20, 2021 to start the new school year. We are asking for your support to help these special children continue their education.
The kids attend Grand Lac school in Uvira, which is a good school with limited class sizes (max 30 students). The school requires the orphanage to pay the school fees up front. The fees include monthly school fees, uniforms, books, administration and exam fees, personal hygiene and project fees, etc. The cost is $350 per student for the year ($35 per month). Any amount you donate helps us give these children an education, which we believe is the first step to get them out of the grip of poverty, so prevalent in DRC, one of the poorest countries in the world.