Furaha House believes that education is the key to peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Furaha House will start a pilot project in January 2017 with a cohort of 10 girls and 10 boys in the City of Goma. These children will be enrolled in the public schools and will come from poor families that can't afford to pay their school fees. These children will receive a full scholarship and will participate in the African Girls Empowerment and Leadership Initiative in Goma and the African Boys Empowerment and Leadership Initiative. Our hope is to train the next leaders that will advocate for peace in the region.
In the Congo and most African Countries girls don't have the right to education. They are more encourged to learn domestic work in order to get married and make babies. In most households that can't afford to pay for all their children school fees, girls are mostly held back.
Furaha House believes that in order for peace and democracy to reign in the Congo, we need to invest in the education of children especially girls that have been neglected and treated as the second class. With our Education initiative we hope to select brilliant girls that need the resources and mentoring to achieve higher education and get involved in the leadership of the Congo. Our team on the ground has done a research and with $20-$30 per Semester we can train students in Elementary and Middle School and with $60-$75 per semester we can train students in High School.
Due to endless cival wars, many boys have been recruited as child soldier and have gone through a great psychological trauma that makes it difficult for them to reintegrate in the society. Furaha House's hope is to advocate for boys to be left in school instead of sent to fight a war that has no purpose but to destroy the lives of many Congolese. Furaha House believes that keeping boys in school and providing them with great role models can help the future of the African continent. Boys that are educated wouldn't engage in raping woemn during cival wars or political unrest. They will be more likely to advocate for peace and democraticy and will contribute toward a positive future of the democratic republic of Congo. Our team on the ground has done a research and with $20-$30 per Semester we can train students in Elementary and Middle School and with $60-$75 per semester we can train students in High School.
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