Based in Fiskdale Massachusetts, Kids in the Congo is a 501 (c) Non-Profit Organization which provides educational support to children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to individual sponsorships, we provide uniforms, backpacks and school supplies. We also assist in purchasing desks and chairs, establishing libraries and assisting in the funding for lab supplies in academic and technical secondary schools. As of July 2019, we have begun addressing root issues of clean water and medical care.
Founded in 2008, we now have over 500 children enrolled in Grades K - 12. We have assisted in the funding of a library at Kambale High School in Butembo, provided funding for furniture at Kindungu Primary School in Butembo and fully funded equipment for a printing and electrical lab at Mahamba High School. We also provided school supplies for students at the newly constructed Prince of Peace School in Beni and Saviour Academy in Bibwa. In addition to the above we are currently fundraising for wells in remote villages.
Kids in the Congo is partnered with the Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists) a religious order with priests and brothers working in parishes throughout Congo. They identify children who would not be able to get an education without the assistance of one of our sponsors. We then pair children with a sponsor. Sponsors provide a $120 per year donation towards the education of their child. We do fundraising events at schools, churches, and civic organizations throughout Central Massachusetts.