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Mission Kongo e.V.

managed by Jürgen D.

About us

Our primary goal is to improve the lives and future prospects of abandoned children and young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In concrete terms, we want to do this by installing internet cafés in cooperation with children's homes where teenage orphans will get vocational training. Through their participation in the internet café these young people will acquire key personal skills such as independence, responsibility and teamwork, as well as valuable practical knowledge in IT, the internet and business practice.

At the same time we want to use the infrastructure to make other disadvantaged children and young people familiar with the use of computers and the internet: for children from poor families a unique opportunity perhaps to change their lives. Only 3% of the Congolese population had access to the internet in 2013.

Basically, we have two major goals. In a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo, which occupies the second-last place (186 of 187) in the Human Development Index of the United Nations (Germany is ranked 6th) orphans have virtually no chance of a good future or even a self-determined and fulfilled life. We have experienced this first hand and we want to change it. We simply want to give these children the opportunity to acquire skills that will give them the edge they would otherwise probably never get. Our second major goal is based on the idea that global participation is no longer possible today without computers and the internet: those who do not master this technology will never make this connection.

Certainly our initiative is just a small step to improve the situation. But we are all convinced that even the smallest contribution helps and that a single life changed for the better counts is significantly important.

Latest project news

Gute Fortschritte beim Schulbau in Kinshasa

  Jürgen D.  30 August 2020 at 11:40 AM

Seit unserem Besuch auf der Baustelle im Sommer 2019 hat sich einiges getan. Mittlerweile konnten die Betondecke und das erste Obergeschoss fertiggestellt werden. Bis zum Ende des Sommers soll auch das Dach eingedeckt sein und die wichtigsten Installationen gemacht werden. Das Team um Schwester Cyprienne plant sogar ab Herbst die ersten Kinder dort zu unterrichten, soweit das die Corona Situation zulässt. Im Augenblick sind im ganzen Kongo -wie bei uns auch – alle Schulen aufgrund der Pandemie geschlossen.

An dieser Stelle wollen wir noch einmal darauf hinweisen, dass unser Partner vor Ort, der gemeinnützige Verein Magnificat ASBL seit Sommer 2019 den Bau auf eigenen Wunsch ausschließlich aus Eigenmitteln vorantreibt. Wir freuen uns sehr über diesen großartigen Erfolg, gratulieren dem Team in Kinshasa und drücken die Daumen, dass der Schulbetrieb ganz bald starten kann.

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