CongoAction is a British charity working in Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congo Action is offering support in the development of education, training and the relief of poverty in Kivu province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our mission is to help the people of Congo help themselves by offering resources that they can use to improve the quality of their lives.
WELL DONE KATIE!!
Well done to Katie for completing this formidable challenge! She has managed to meet her fundraising target of £500, plus a bit more : £675 in total. A great THANK YOU to her from all of us at Congo Action, and to all the people who have kindly sponsored her.
"It took me 14hours. Highs were the people I met on the way doing the challenge, the fun paths through the woods, rewarding views once climber the downs, my friend joining me for the last 10 miles for the final push, seeing my friends at the finish line, being able to run tothe end and knowing I was raising a bit for Congo Action! Lows were tired feet, 'hitting the wall' at 50km and someone I met running with became very unwell (had to wait for an amulance for her) so worrying if she was ok once I had carried on )her husband went with her)"
who is running 100km for Congo Action
"I visited this community many years ago and was shocked by the level of poverty and conflict they continuously face. This charity has supported them consistently with achievable sustainable projects including education. Please help me to continue to support them."
London to Brighton 100km!
I am running, jogging, crawling whatever it takes to attempt this distance on my little legs. 100km from Richmond to Brighton on May 25th. Please send messages or come support me or donate to keep me motivated!
25-May-2019 06:30 - 26-May-2019 00:00
Running / Walking
Message from Martine:
Hello to All,
This is a phenomenal effort from Katie , who was the first student to visit the DRC with me. She has since done a lot of fund raising for us over the years, and is a volunteer with UK Med. She is a very dynamic and determined young girl, who, after visiting the DRC, changed her career pass and decided that she ought to train to become a nurse, so that she could help people in Africa and other deprived countries, in a very practical way. She currently works as paediatric nurse in Brighton.
Katie was in Sierra Leone for the Ebola outbreak with Welbodi Partnership; a very dedicated and courageous young person!
Please Help Complete
When Kavumba School was built in 2007 wood was used but after years of attack by the climate and ants it is showing signs of serious disrepair. CongoAction is helping the community build a brick school, classroom by classroom! Read Kavumba school's story...
We are pleased to tell you that the school building project that Congo Action and WTC (Working together Congo) started in July 2018, has been completed on time for September, for the start of the academic year. This summer, we added another 3 new classrooms to the 3 already built last year: This constitutes 6 classrooms all together, representing a complete rebuilt of our Kavumba primary school, a very much needed operation due to the degradation of the original wooden school, built in 2006. Read More...
School Building Nearing Completion
The school building is nearing completion and will be ready for the start of the school term in September . We have achieved our goal, which was to build three new classrooms by the end of this summer. Thanks to all the hard work and dedication of the team of workers that we employed, the project has come to fruition, and the children will be very proud to start school in such favourable conditions..... A big THANK YOU also to all our regular supporters and generous donors who have made this work possible." more photos...
Desks Being Made
Late July 2018 The desks are being put together from flat packs. They each seat two pupils which are much better than the original ones in the wooden classrooms which were continuous right across the room. more photos...
Roof Going On
Late July 2018 The roof is being completed. The build is right on target for the start of the next school term which leaves only the final phase to raise the money for.
Walls Going Up
July 2018. The brick-layers are now hard at work... photos...
It's All Happening!!
June 2018. It’s all happening! They are working on the foundations of Phase 2 this week.
We are happy to share with you some very exciting news: Thanks to your donations and kind support, Congo Action is now able to go ahead with the second phase of rebuilding theKavumba primary school, which consists of three new brick classrooms being erected during the summer months. read more...
September 2017 - The first 3 classrooms now in use!
July 2017 - The walls of the first block are going up!