Growing out of our original two sewing workshops we’ve expanded to various programs, including sewing, basket making courses, agricultural training, and literacy classes. Through these programs women acquire the skills and capacity to work on their own and provide for themselves and their families. Your gift makes an impact: $20 buys a ream of fabric for the women in the Sewing Workshop to learn with. $35 pays for one month of one girl’s sewing education. $50 pays for seeds for the farm. $150 pays for one month of one of the literacy teacher’s salary. $200 pays for one month for nurse Jeanine’s family planning education and HIV/AIDS testing and prevention. $2000 pays for the yearly salary for one of Action Kivu’s sewing trainers.
The Congo Peace School is a one-of-a-kind primary and secondary school in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that has been wracked by violence and insecurity for more than 20 years. The Congo Peace School not only provides impoverished and vulnerable youth with a quality education, but the children and staff are trained in the principles of peace and nonviolence by Amani Matabaro, who received his education from the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, based on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn how you can partner with Action Kivu in education, peace and equality on our Peace School page.