Zapo Zapo School before construction
Students eager to have desks
Zapo Zapo school being finished
With new school, better future possible
Educated students transform their communities.
Building Durable Schools
The primary goal of Build Congo Schools is to convert fragile schools into durable, effective learning environments. In new buildings with desks, sunlight and ventilation, quality teaching can take place. No more do students have to gather thatch to repair school roofs or miss school due to leaking roofs.
Building Teacher Competence
In the Congo, teacher pay is minimal and books are few. Classes are large and there are no substitute teachers or health insurance!! Congolese teachers need our support.
Help build quality teaching by funding teacher training and textbooks. Also, help fund motorcycles to transport supervisors and supplies to remote schools to encourage and equip teachers.
Teachers who feel valued can teach more effectively.
Teachers appreciated this seminar that Build Congo Schools provided. A comprehensive training program will be implemented when funded.
When Build Congo Schools was first established, most teachers had no books. Now they have some. Many more are needed.
Donated motorcycles take supervisors to remote schools to provide teacher consultation. Two more are needed.
Building Up Girls and Orphans
Congo’s Presbyterian churches and schools recognize the importance of educating girls and orphans. They teach parents and caregivers how education can transform the lives of children, consequently enrollment has improved. Scholarships are being provided. As a result, orphans’ and girls’ school enrollment and attendance are improving. Many more scholarships are needed.
Research shows that educating girls is very effective in addressing poverty. An educated mother will usually have a larger income, healthier and smaller families. She will usually marry later and delay childbirth until her body is more developed. Also, she will make educating her children a priority.
Women and orphans who receive an education enrich their communities in a multitude of ways.
Orphans who receive scholarships can be empowered for life. They can more easily move from dependence to independence.
A girl who learned English and computer skills in Kananga’s after school program for high school girls is now paying her way through college by tutoring other students.
An education is a powerful investment that pays dividends for life, especially for Congolese girls and orphans.