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Hi: My name is Lonn Dugan and I am raising funds for STEM Scholarships.

College is Financially Out of Reach for Bright Young Congolese Students. For Many Villages and Families, Nothing Has Changed To Improve Quality of Life For Many Generations. The Children Do Well in Early Education. But as They Cannot Afford To Attend University, They do Not Learn to Navigate the Modern World. They Do Not Learn to Bring Electricity, Clean Water, or Improved Agricultural and Nutritional Outcomes to Their Communities or Villages. Without University Education They do Not Know How to Obtain Funding for Micro Businesses that Create Jobs While Bringing Improvement for All.

Dr. Mubenga funded 6 STEM scholarships from her own funds in 2018. Since that time, she established the STEM DRC Initiative to raise funds for additional scholarships. By 2020, the Program had Awarded 70 Scholarships. The Goal was to Award 100 Scholarships Per Year. Then COVID hit, interrupting the program.

Now This Goal Can Be Reached with Your Help. Together, We Can Make a Difference in the DRC by Funding More Students!

All Donations are Tax Deductible. Your Support Sends Kids to College and Prepares Them to be Future Leaders. Our Scholarship Graduates will Create Social and Economic Opportunities for a Nation! Ongoing Mentorship and Entrepreneurial Support is Provided to Our Scholars.

Please Donate Today. Donate Now

“Together We Can Break the Cycle of Poverty and Create a Brighter Future For All Congolese People!”
The STEM DRC Initiative

Your donation, in any amount, will support higher education, helping to improve everyday lives for the 90% of Congolese people who live in abject poverty without access to even such basic needs such as food, clean water, or reliable electricity.

Education Today Creates Leaders Tomorrow! Our Graduates Will:

  • Bring Education to Children to Break the Bond of Illiteracy. Future Generations Will Be Better Prepared For Higher Education.
  • Improve Farming and Livestock Management Programs. Starvation and Malnutrition Can Be Eradicated When People Learn to Make Better Use of the Land, Plant More Nutritious Crops, and Efficiently Raise More Productive Livestock.
  • Create Infrastructure, Leading Efforts To Bring Technology as Basic as Electricity, Clean Water, and Health Care to Cities and Villages in Need. Infrastructure Opens Doors To Connect With the Outside World.
  • Modernize Health Care. Infant Mortality Will Decline and Quality of Life Will Be Lifted.
  • Found Micro-Enterprises To Employ The Unemployed. Where There is No Meaningful Economy or Commerce, New Job Creation Can Lift the Nation Out of Poverty.

Donations from the DRC, America, and the Diaspora. Donations Are Accepted at

We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. All Donations are Tax Deductible. Please Donate Now and Help Us Break the Cycle and Create Socio-Economic Transformation in the DRC.

Our Graduates Will Receive Mentoring and Entrepreneurial Support After Graduation, Helping Them Create Micro-Enterprises or even SMART Villages. They Will be Able to Impact Millions of Lives By Bringing STEM Technology to Their Cities and Villages.

We have already built a STEM center and we have provided 185 scholarships and need your help to reach more deserving students.

To learn more about the organization, our work, and our partners please visit
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