October 4, 2017
Congo – Classrooms for a Midwife Program
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Health and Wellness
GoalIM seeks to raise $60,000 to construct two new classrooms at the Miriam Fountain Nursing School.
SummaryTwo new classrooms at the Miriam Fountain Nursing School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will provide an environment where students learn to become midwives and offer safe care for women.
DescriptionThe Miriam Fountain Nursing School has a 52-year history of preparing men and women as nurses and nurse practitioners. The school has started a new three-year midwife training program but needs funding for two additional classrooms to accommodate students for this new program.
The classrooms will be added to the Vanga Hospital and will be used to train nurses and nurse practitioners in midwifery. Having a midwife deliver a baby in the remote rural villages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo can mean the difference between a healthy birth and death. In this area there is a lack of trained midwives to assist in normal births and far less with the knowledge and skills to assist in high-risk pregnancies.
This project will be managed by missionary nurse Kathy Rice at the Vanga Hospital.
Suggested Gifts$100 provides one student desk
$250 equips a classroom with blackboards, a projector and tables
$500 is the cost to buy and install a window in the classroom
Prayer RequestsPlease prayerfully consider what your part will be in this project.