What's that they say about eyes? Windows to the soul, indeed.
A sewing student at her work, Mumosho Community Center, Congo. See more photos and read stories from our community in Congo on our blog - actionkivu.org/blog/
Construction of the boys boarding house for the Congo Peace School is looking good. Thanks to the generous partnership of Dillon Henry Foundation and finishing funds from PLFDreams, construction of the school is on schedule to be completed before fall!
There is much to do in creating a safe space for kids to learn peace and nonviolence practices as well as the Congo curriculum, to live with a sense of agency that they can be the change - agents for peace! Learn how you can be a part of this peace movement in Congo at actionkivu.org/peace-school/
Action Kivu's Nurse Jeanine administers HIV tests to kids, breaking the cultural taboo around being tested and educated about HIV/AIDS.
One can only ever imagine what a child is dreaming each moment! With your partnership, Action Kivu is working to create safe spaces for children in Congo to play, create, and receive an education. According to UNICEF, about 40,000 children work in mines across southern DRC. Help us change that! Learn more on our site — www.actionkivu.org/peace-school/
Did you know? "Over the last three years, more refugees have come [to the U.S.] from the Democratic Republic of Congo than any other country on earth."
The ongoing conflict in Congo often goes unreported, and the impact of this trauma on families, on women and children, the most vulnerable survivors, is immense. Action Kivu partners with a local, Congolese-led organization that plants peace and hope in these communities in Congo through education, job-training, nonviolence and peace work, and health and trauma services. Be part of the movement - partner with us for the people of DRC! http://www.actionkivu.org/
The sound of women's voices in Action Kivu's Literacy Program is the sound of equality! Learn how you can partner with us in this movement - http://www.actionkivu.org/blog/
#equality #letgirlslearn #educationisthekey #congo #soundsoflife #femalepower
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” —Charles Dickens—
Be on the lookout for how you might lighten someone's burden today, or if you need to ask for a lift, let someone lighten yours.
Part of the Mumosho Community Center, the bread-baking building is a place of peace and respite: a woman rests just inside the doorway, a boy pumps clean water for a refreshing gulp to energize him to rejoin his friends playing in the front yard. Learn more about our community in Congo on our site — www.actionkivu.org/blog/
Women construction workers are not the norm in eastern DRC, but in the Congo Peace School, Amani is laying the foundation that equality is part of the culture we are building. The women work for equal pay on this project. Join the movement: actionkivu.org/peace-school/
#congopeaceschool #congo #strongwomen #educationisthekey #peace #nonviolence #equality #constructingpeace Dillon Henry Foundation PLFDreams