September 27, 2017
Congo – Mitendi Primary School Building
Democratic Republic of the Congo
GoalSeeking to raise $169,351 for Mitendi Primary School building
SummaryConstruction on a new primary school building is well underway. However, the Mitendi Women’s Center is still in need of additional funding to complete the school that is so desperately needed! The school will serve more than 1,000 children who are currently 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 Women’s Center can no longer accommodate both the women’s program and the primary school. They were in desperate need of a new building for the primary school. God answered their prayers!
Thanks to many generous donors, construction on a new primary school building was started and is now well underway. “I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see those walls going up brick-by-brick, says IM missionary Jill Lowery.
Funds are still needed to complete construction of the building.
The new school will include six classrooms, a library that will double as a meeting room, a store room and an administrative office. It 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 help complete this ambitious project. It 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 is managed by Jill Lowery, missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Pauline Mfulu; and engineer Freddy Ngalumulume.
Suggested Gifts$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.