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konga - Freundeskreis Tshuapa e.V.

managed by W. Leinen (Communication)

About us

The "Konga - Friends Tshuapa eV", short Konga eV sees itself as a partner of the local self-help organisations of Tshuapa - region in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The "Konga e.V." provides a forum in German society and a platform for mutual exchange. He advises, accompanies and supports their projects on the ground in terms of helping people help themselves and in the context of sustainable development.

As an association, we promote awareness of the marginalized inhabitants of the rainforest and its interests in the European public. The main focus is the promotion of justice, maintaining their livelihoods and the integrity of creation.

The Konga Association promotes and supports the exchange and partnership between groups and individuals of different cultures.

The region Bokungu - Ikela lies isolated in the equatorial rain forest at Tshuapa river, tributary of the Congo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To 42,000 km2 lives a population of about 600,000 people, mainly from agriculture in very poor conditions. Main problem is the lack of transportation to evacuate products such as beans, corn, rice, palm oil, fish, rubber to the 800 or 1500 km away markets. The years of war followed by military occupation until 2004 has almost completely destroyed the existing infrastructure. Today, the area suffers from extreme depopulation especially the younger. Together with the local self-help organizations, Konga Association strives to improve the living conditions in the region and thus not least to preserve the intact rainforest with its enormous importance for the global climate . Currently supports the German partner organization, the school project of the Fondation Frere du Paysan Bokungu -Ikela (FFPA). The approximately 300 primary and secondary schools offer educational opportunities for more than 200,000 children. With few exceptions, these schools have little to no equipment. Thus, the children sit normally on the floor and write on their knees. FFPA wants to change that and give the children an adequate learning environment. She concludes with the parents' committees contracts for the rehabilitation of school buildings and grounds and take care in return for the provision of locally manufactured simple school desks, which are also the local craftsmen work and bread. Thus, a positive and creative cycle is set in motion, which broadcasts to the whole society. The material cost of a school desk will be approximately 15 EUR. To equip an average school, around 120 school desks are needed. More info: www.konga-ev.de
Reforstation in the deserted Bas - Congo: with Konda Ku Mbuta from anamed Congo and womens organisation Songa Nzila we have lanced the campaign "beehive investment". For 20 EUR the donator can "buy" a beehive, marked with his name and recive certificate and fotodocument. "Forest and honey" gives families a continuous income and leeds to preservation and replanting of forests. world climate project. contact: info@konga-ev.de

Latest project news

Jubiläumsprojekt kommunale Nord-Süd Partnerschaft Losheim am See - Bokungu RD Congo

  W. Leinen  17 January 2019 at 04:55 PM

Das kongolesische Regenwalddorf Liangola liegt im Landkreis Bokungu, Chefferie des Nkole. Bekannt für seine einzigartige Zuckerrohrtradition und den Fleiss der Bewohner, ist die Ausstattung der dorfeigenen Schule mit lokal hergestellten Möbeln Jubiläumsprojekt der Gemeinde Losheim am See "10 Jahre kommunale Partnerschaft mit der Regenwaldmetropole Bokungu". Vorgeschlagen und ausgearbeitet wurde das Projekt mit der Dorfgemeinschaft vom Partnerschaftskomitee Bokungu. In Eigenregie wurde die Schule von den Waldbauern - Familien erstellt und unterhalten, jetzt wird sie mit Hilfe des aktuellen Elternkomitees saniert. Dank der Osteraktion des Globus Losheim mit der Abschlussklasse der Peter -Dewes-Gesamtschule konnten Spenden eingeworben werden, mit denen die lokalen Säger und Schreiner robuste Schulbänke, Tische und Stühle herstellen. Auch für Fenster und Türen reichen die Kundenspenden: so bleibt das freilaufende Dorfvieh draussen, die Schulkinder lernen künftig an sauberen zweckmässigen Arbeitsplätzen. Und für die lokalen Handwerker mit ihren Helfern und Familien bringt das Projekt Arbeit und Brot. Nicht zu unterschätzen: die psychologische Unterstützung der Regenwaldbewohner durch die Erfahrung, dass weit entfernt in Europa Menschen an sie denken und mithelfen, dass sie eine bessere Zukunft haben. Zudem Ansporn für andere Dorfgemeinschaften. Herzlichen Dank Allen, die dazu beitragen!
regenwald.leben.mensch
PS: Fotos der beiden Jubiläumsschulen haben wir in der Gallerie eingestellt. Über betterplace.org gibts auch die Texte dazu, was auf mhz.de technisch leider nicht möglich ist ( https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/50785-elefantenfuss-schulbanke-fur-entwicklung-im-regenwald )

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