Education is one of the fundamental rights of an individual. Limited access to education therefore means many are stuck in a cycle of poverty and this could later result in activities like; deforestation and charcoal burning which degrade the environment leading to climate change.
There are many vulnerable communities in CONGO that have had little access to education.
We, therefore, partner with well-wishers to provide carrier guidance, school fees, scholastic materials, Sanitary towels, and other needs to the vulnerable children in Congo
CO.CO.PE supports vulnerable children boys and girls to education through paying school fees, Scholastic materials, Mattresses, and Uniforms among others.
Our mission is to end extreme poverty by lifting up a new generation of entrepreneurs. Our ready-to-deliver entrepreneurial training program builds confidence and provides practical business skills to the target population.
Talent Development Scholarship
aims to encourage and support the development of non-academic talents of underprivileged secondary students. Talents to be supported include music, performing arts, arts, designs, and sports. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to make use of their talents to serve the community.
We believe the potential in children is boundless, and every child can shine when given the right resources and opportunities.
Empower provides year-round educational and multi-intelligence programs for children and youth to identify and develop their interests and talents. Through diverse learning opportunities, youngsters can enhance their motivation and sense of self-efficacy, and ultimately their competence and competitiveness.
Core program activities:
Mpassa is the least literate ethnic minority region of the Bouenza n Congo.
GLKA Learning centres can provide multiple sessions of most needed center-based services, benefiting unprivileged children aged 1 to 18.
Education is one of the fundamental rights of an individual. Limited access to education therefore means many are stuck in a cycle of poverty and this could later result in activities .like; deforestation and charcoal burning which degrade the environment leading to climate change. There are many vulnerable communities in CONGO that have had little access to education
Mpassa mine in rural Bouenza province is one of the most of the least literate ethnic minority regions in Congo.
Due to financial burden and culture, Mpasa girls usually get married at a very young age and most drop out of school before completing primary education.
To encourage parents to support the schooling of their daughters, in 2020,
Coalition for the Congolese People launched the Education Support Program to subsidize Mpasa mine girls aged 8 to 16 continuing their studies. Through better education, girls are empowered to change their destinies and seize a better future.
GKLA LEARNING CENTRE
GKLA Leaning centre can provide sessions of most needed centre-based services, benefiting over 3,000 underprivileged children aged 1 to 16 living in Brazzaville and the neighborhood area every year.
CHALLENGES; Lack of Resources
access to quality education by vulnerable children.
Early pregnancies of vulnerable girls.
Stigma and discrimination against vulnerable persons in the communities
Negative attitudes of the community towards vulnerable
inadequate medical and social intervention for vulnerable persons.
Poor feeding, and bedding among the vulnerable children as a result mattresses and bed sheets given to them are taken by the parents or guardians.
Rampant early pregnancy to the vulnerable girls before finishing up their education
1. Education Sponsorship for the vulnerable children
2. Health Services to the vulnerable
3. Medical outreach to the vulnerable
4. Providing Sanitary pads to the vulnerable
5. Promoting hygiene and sanitary Pads to vulnerable women and girls
6. Providing surgical services to the vulnerable persons
7. Water and Sanitation
8. Nutrition & Hygiene
9. Environment Protection
- Vulnerable persons and their families
- Youth, Women, and Persons with Special Needs
1. Empowering vulnerable persons families and communities
2. Empowering women and youth through skilling
3. Environmental Protection through community awareness and planting trees
4. Water and Sanitation
5. Creating opportunities for vulnerable Persons and their families
Providing opportunities for Youth and women
Health and Food Security
YOUR SUPPORT CAN GIVE A CHILD GROWING IN POVERTY
As the pandemic spread throughout the world, we worked to ensure children’s routine health care was not disrupted. We trained and equipped health workers to deal with new challenges. We also found innovative ways to provide families with knowledge and resources to keep safe from COVID-19 and slow its spread. 2020 was one of the worst years, over the past couple of decades. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented upheaval – magnifying the hardships of millions of rural communities who were already struggling. The pandemic also deepened and made our work for vulnerable people more urgently needed than ever.
Rural poverty in Congo is an emergency. The poorest families experience higher rates of poverty in Congo and are struggling the most. Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to have certain underlying health conditions. The poorest children also tend to have the fewest learning materials at home and experience higher rates that, why we support them
Your support today can give a child growing up in poverty in Congo the opportunity for a brighter future, through your monthly donation.