Africa Children of Congo - Education - Orphanage - Medical - Fr Longin Buhake


Education is Key to the Future for the Children of Africa Donate to Friends of African Children

Friends of African Children strives to bring a well-rounded education in the Catholic tradition to the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Education Program includes:

Academics--Math | Physics; Biology | Chemistry; Typing and Accounting are taught to ensure understanding, knowledge, and awareness of the world around them. Children in Africa know little more than survival and the wars that surround them.

African children academic edcuation.

Career Training--Electricians and Teachers. It is critical that Africa's youth be given an oppotunity to better their lives and offered a means of employment other than that of a soldier.

Friends of African Children recognize the need for future generations to learn a trade and/or develop skills that afford them opportunities and advancement in developing Africa.

African children taught career skills - electronics.

Domestic Instruction--Sewing and Nutrition/Cooking are skills that help to improve the quality of daily life. They also offer potential employment opportunities provide the foundation for future generations to break the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.

African children taught cooking and nutrition.

In the typical Democratic Republic of Congo classroom children sit on the floor, with no desk. They must copy text from the black boards because there are no books. There are no student loans, grants, or scholarships. Teachers' salaries are low and slow in arriving, hence they too take money and other favors in exchange for passing grades.

Friends of African Children offer a free formal education to children ages 1 to 18. Currently there are over 700 children enrolled from Pre-K through High School for 2006/2007. Students receive basic health care and breakfast is provided to those suffering from malnutrition, ages 1 to 5.

Friends of African Children urgently seek volunteers who would be willing to commit to:

  • 2 weeks
  • 6 months
  • 2 years

of service in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

African children taught sewing.

You can help in the efforts of FAC through Child Sponsorship, Donations or joining our Volunteers. here to Sign-Up today!

Significant Quotes:

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”

~Emma Goldman

The treasure of every African child thru education.

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.”

~Bill Beattie

African children learn to sew.
These quotations demonstrate how important it is to educate a child. One of the reasons Africa is behind in developing its nations is because the wars stifle the education efforts. Freinds of African Children seeks to "stifle" the war efforts via education and faith to enlighten the generations to come—Africa’s future!
African children learn about nutrition. African children taught the art of sewing and knitting. African children learn how to produce light with the materials that are available.