Give The Gift of STEM Scholarships in the DRC

Help Us Give The Gift of STEM Scholarships in the DRC To Promote Social and Economic Development!

There Are Few Opportunities To Change The World. This is one of them. Together We Can Raise Up The Entire Nation to Create A Brighter Future for all Congolese People

Our Mission: Support Education, Research, and Entrepreneurship to Empower Socio-Economic Transformation in One of the Poorest Countries in the World.

Our Strategy: Provide STEM Scholarships to Worthy Congolese Students People.

Accomplishments and Goals:

In 2018: We awarded 6 scholarships
In 2019: We awarded 53 Scholarships (70% Girls!)
In 2020: We want to award 100 scholarships
In 2030: 700 well-trained scientists will be working in the DRC.

The Challenge:
Limited educational opportunity prevents the DRC from developing as it should. One of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources is one of the poorest in terms of economic development.

Outside a few modern cities, there is virtually no government infrastructure. Isolation breeds lawlessness, poverty, and myriad abuses for the disconnected and underserved people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Child labor practices in cobalt mining border on slavery.

The Solution:
Evidence demonstrates that support for Higher Education can help a nation solve social problems.

STEM Scholarship funding provides the means of empowerment for social and economic development. Human capital formation leads to social transformation.

We have leadership from the Congo and Diaspora Including the USA. Our endorsements include Program Ambassador Denise Tshisekedi, First Lady of the DRC. Global partners include the IEEE organization of Professional Electrical Engineers.

Long-Term Impact:
Long Term Impacts are Socio-Economic Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Smart Villages, and Ethical Industry to End to Human Rights Abuses.

In the year 2020: We want to award 100 scholarships. By the year 2030: 700 well-trained scientists will be working in the DRC!

Let's Work Together!  Please Share, and Donate.  Any Amount Helps Us Improve The Lives of People in the DRC. 


  • Lonn Dugan 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Lonn Dugan 
Toledo, OH
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