Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kinshasa School


Just started a new blog with photos of a school located in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a minister is doing his best to educate about 500 children of various ages.  Many of them are poor, some have been accused of witchcraft and thrown out of their homes.  The school has barely the wherewithal to operate, and for over a year now I've been searching for some charitable organizations where Rev. Félix could apply for funding.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.  In English or en français...

3 comments:

  1. This is good to know about it. I spent one month in Zambia in 2006 with Roman Catholic missionaries.

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  2. Great blogs!

    How did you get to know about Rev. Felix and this particular school?

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  3. Hi Odile,

    There was a French-speaking Quaker blog out there for awhile, launched by a Belgian Friend, Pierre Uhlig. I contributed some blog posts on the Testimonies and other topics of interest to Friends. From time to time Pierre would be contacted by French speakers from various corners of the world who said that they embraced Quaker practices and principles, even though, in many cases, they were isolated. Félix was one of those who contacted us.

    He and I still keep in touch, and he sent me these photos of some of the groups of children that he's desperately trying to educate. They really lack even the bare necessities and could really use some serious funding, which is why I'm trying to find a foundation or NGO that might be able to assist.

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