Rudi International and the Right to education

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Our Co-founder and Executive Director, Arsene Tungali is an outstanding blogger and is among the emerging bloggers from eastern DRC. He blogs in French and English. We are proud of him.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

At Rudi, we ensure underprivileged kids are going to school in remote regions. We are based in Goma, eastern DRC and we are working with kids from families affected by war where parents have no regular income than what they get from the piece of land they rent. They have to pay something at harvest time to the lord land in return. Such situation makes life even harder and most of them are no longer able to pay the school fees for their children.

Arsene Tungali talking to some parents in Lac Vert area. We are working with the kids and their families

In DRC, free access to primary education have been guaranteed by the law but as of now this decision has never been put in application throughout the country although the Constitution stated that since 2006. So many kids are staying home while others are going to school and this situation is making the future of DRC not sure because the next generation, the future is left behind. Those kids are now street kids.

From our own efforts with limited resources, we have been working on how we can help this generation build their own future, a bright future for this beautiful country. We have been able to help 32 kids as of now and all of them studying this school year through the generosity of our friends and partners from all over the world who are making the difference with us championing these beautiful kids.

Here are some of our pictures since the Rudi Education program has started, July 2012.

Our 2012 Christmas Project. Giving food to over 300 kids
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Giving food to over 300 kids
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Giving food to over 300 kids
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Traditional dances performed by kids in Lac Vert
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Showcasing some congolese danses
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Time for fun
Providing food to the kids families for 2012 Passover
Our 2012 Christmas Project. Time for fun
2012 back to school ceremony. Giving school items to the kids

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Rudi International, non-profit

« Rudi International » asbl, est une organisation caritative œuvrant pour le développement intégral du continent africain. « Rudi » est un terme swahili qui se traduit par « reviens » en français ou « come back » en anglais. Il s’agit d’un appel à la conscience de la jeunesse africaine de toujours penser à revenir au continent, d’avoir son regard tourné vers les problèmes qui touchent directement le continent, de participer par des actions concrètes au redressement ou au redécollage de l’Afrique.