September 27, 2017
Congo – Mitendi Primary School Building
Democratic Republic of the Congo
GoalSeeking to raise $169,351 for Mitendi Primary School building
SummaryThere is a desperate need for a primary school building to continue and expand the education project started in 2011. Currently, more than 1,000 children in the immediate area are without access to education.
DescriptionFour years ago, the Congolese Baptist Women started the Mitendi Primary School using classrooms in the Mitendi Women’s Center. The school now serves 330 students. The building can no longer accommodate both the women’s program and the primary school.
Plans to build a separate building for the primary school have been approved. It will include six classrooms, a library that will double as a meeting room, a store room and an administrative office. This building will have the capacity to serve more than twice the number of students currently enrolled—and it will also free up the women’s center building for its intended purpose of ministering to young, at-risk women.
Your gift will provide much-needed relief for the overcrowding in the Mitendi Women’s Center that now hampers the training programs for vulnerable women. You will strengthen the capacity of the Congolese Community to educate the next generation of leadership and encourage the Congolese women who will continue to operate the school and ensure future sustainability so that the program will be able to continue educating the Congolese children.
This project will be managed by Jill Lowery, missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Pauline Mfulu; and engineer Freddy Ngalumulume. When the project funding reaches 80% we will be able to break ground.
Suggested Gifts$700 clears the building site
$1,000 pays for carpentry assistance
$2,700 provides all of the building’s doors
Prayer RequestsPlease pray with Jill, the Congolese Baptist Women’s Association and those who will be responsible for the building project that construction can be fully funded before the end of the year.