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Congo Restoration Village School

$165 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 2 months
Created September 27, 2018
Congo Restoration Board
on behalf of Clare Stein
I am chair of the board for Congo Restoration, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. As our board of directors, our founder, and I think about our next decade, we've decided to build a village school near our Congo Restoration Sewing School .

We will build one school room for one grade each year until we have a much-needed school with grades 1 through 12. Here's the plan:

• We will start construction in January and open the school in September 2019. To meet those deadlines, we will raise funds until Dec. 31, 2018.

• We will have 30 students per class: 20 girls, 10 boys; 20 paying full price, 10 on scholarship.

• We will hire local women to prepare a daily lunch for our students of rice, beans, half a banana, and water. We will have proper desks and supplies. We will pay our teachers a living wage. All of these things are unheard of in village schools in DRC. We want the students to see what school should be, opening their minds to a better future for their community.

• It will cost us about $8,000 to get the school open with one classroom. That’s about $6,000 for the actual classroom, as well as $2,000 for fencing, guards, and other start-up expenses.

• We hope the building of future classrooms will be funded by local Congolese business people who — upon seeing what we’ve started — will be interested in continuing the build-out of the school. We have good reason to believe this hope will become a reality.

• Our plan is to raise $10,000 in our 10th year (by Dec. 31, 2018), giving us the funds to build the school and begin our first year (hire teachers, buy desks, supplies, etc.)

And with that, we ask you to support the hopes and futures of the 30 children who will be in their new classroom in one year.  All funds raised with this campaign — 100%! — will go directly into the Congo Restoration account and will be spent on this school. And then, the dream of an entire village to have such a school will be realized when it opens next September. We can’t wait to see that moment!
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$165 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 2 months
Created September 27, 2018
Congo Restoration Board
on behalf of Clare Stein
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