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“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.
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.