Our school was formed in mid 2006 with a portion of the living quarters converted to a school during the day. With just a few desks and limited supplies, the boys quickly became engaged in learning and we knew that we had to expand in order to serve them. We now have eight teachers that are teaching the boys French and Math, History, Science and English. The learning curve was challenging at first, but the boys are quickly climbing the ladder with 16 of the boys having now passed national equivalency test for the 6th grade, which is almost double the National equivalency for education in the Congo.
In addition to the school, we are working with local contacts to help train the boys in trades to prepare them for life outside of our care. These trades include training on becoming a mechanic and learning how to become an electrician with other trades being explored.