October 4, 2017
STEP – Africa, Children of Peace
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia
Peace and Justice
GoalIM seeks to raise $18,720 to cover tuition fees and school supplies for 504 children in Burundi, the D.R. Congo and Zambia
SummaryIn Burundi, the D.R. Congo and Zambia, children impacted by war and conflict have very little access to education. Through the Student Tuition Expense Program, your gift can give them the opportunity to attend school by covering the cost of tuition and school supplies.
DescriptionThe African countries of Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been impacted by war and conflict, leaving children orphaned, displaced and vulnerable, with little or no access to education. Zambia is home to over 90,000 refugees of war, including many children in need of education.
STEP (Student Tuition Expense Program) will provide one year of tuition fees and school supplies for children and youth in these three countries. Students will also receive conflict transformation and peace building training.
Your gift will help cover tuition fees and school supplies for 504 children in Burundi, the D.R. Congo and Zambia. Funds will be matched locally to provide uniforms, food and additional school materials. You will help to nurture vulnerable children that need basic education and training in conflict transformation.
This project will be managed by the Rev. Sharon Buttry, IM global consultant for Conflict Transformation and Community Development, in conjunction with Lance Muteyo, coordinator of the Pan African Peace Network.
Suggested Gifts$50 provides one year of tuition for two children in the D.R. Congo
$100 provides one year’s tuition for a middle school student in Zambia
$250 provides book bags for 40 children in Burundi
$500 provides conflict transformation training for 40 children in Burundi
Prayer RequestsPlease pray with Sharon Buttry and Lance Muteyo for God’s peace to reign in the D.R. Congo and Burundi and for refugees in Zambia. Pray that all children will know the Prince of Peace and that the power of Christ will transform their communities.