Over the past 3 years, Rudi International has been able to provide access to education to 32 children whose parents could not afford fees for school and supplies. These children and what’s left of their families live in one of the poorest communities of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Having started with just a vision, Rudi was able to provide school fees and supplies for 16 children in their first school year, then to 16 more children the second year.
Thanks to a close partnership with individuals and organizations across multiple countries, and by the grace of God, the team of volunteers at Rudi International considers it a privilege to serve the children in Lac Vert, their families, and the community around the school through outreach events throughout the school year and other ongoing projects. Dot’s partnership will fund the 33rd child this year, and we’re excited to walk beside Rudi as they add children in the years to come. Learn more about the work Rudi International does in Congo by visiting rudiinternational.org.
Excerpt from the TheCongoTree.org.uk Newsletter Issue 4: Dec 2014
Rudi International are running their Christmas programme again for young people and their families in the Lac Vert area of Goma: once an IDP camp but now a fixed abode for many households. This year, in addition to their celebrations and providing food on Christmas Day, they hope to increase their education programmes for young people and to run creative workshops for young people and mothers in the community. 10 of The Congo Tree team will be supporting the project and volunteering over the Christmas period along with Arsène and Medi, who are organising it.