In honor of International Day of the Girl, and the power of education, we’re thrilled to share Brigitte’s story:
“Now I have a home, the Women’s Center is my new safe home. I feel safe here. I am in school now, it was a dream. I was forced to cut off school when I was 14 years, I was sexually abused, now I have a 2 year old son. 2 years ago, I could not dream to be back in school. Being at the Women’s Center gives me hope. I want to [study] to become a lawyer and defend the rights of of women. I am 16 years, am in grade 3 Secondary.” ~Brigitte
|Brigitte heads to class in her school uniform.|
Your partnership with Action Kivu makes these stories possible. We still have 91 children, who were in school, and now not able to afford to continue, who were formerly supported by another organization that recently folded. If you can, please visit our page to start a monthly donation of just $10/month to send one of these kids back to school, and give them the hope Brigitte has!
Primary school fees, including uniforms, copy books, pencils and slates = $6.25 a month, or $75.00 a year per student.
Secondary school fees, including uniforms, copy books, pencils and slates = $8.00 a month, or $95.00 a year per student.
And huge thanks to all our current monthly donors who support the kids and women in eastern Congo!