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Pascaline’s Determination: Education in Congo

“My plan was to apply for a job at the Congo Peace School, but I realized that priority would be given to those with an education. So I enrolled in Action Kivu’s Literacy Program.” Pascaline, 18 years old, was only able to attend school through the 3rd grade. Learning to read and write through Action

Bahati’s Education: From Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop to Small Business Studio

Everything we do through your support of Action Kivu is grounded in education – education about equality and human rights that is taught and practiced, education in the new classrooms of the Congo Peace School, daily lessons on the sewing machines or at the blackboard in the Literacy class, or in the dirt of the

Sara’s New Hope: Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop Community

We hear this story over and over from the sewing students and recent alumni – how being a part of a community, learning marketable skills, and embracing their equality as women is opening new doors for hope, for planning for the future. Sara, whose father died in the conflict, only attended school through grade 5

Nonviolence and Peace Put into Practice: Amani and the Congo Peace School

The Congo Peace School opens its doors on Monday, September 3rd! This month, our Founding Director Amani Matabaro trained the teachers and many of the students in some of the practices of nonviolence and peace. We’ve posted a video and more photos that are accessible when you support the school via our Patreon page for

Sewing Student Justine’s Plans to Lift up Congo

Meeting Justine today, it might be hard to tell that she felt scared on her first day at Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop, not knowing what to expect, how to operate a foot-pedal sewing machine. Today she is confident, talking about her plans to start her own business, how she became the matriarch of her family