Our last trip to Congo-Kinshasa was very successful. We visited our existing projects, such as our preschool, school and vocational school and our healthcare center. We also met our girls who participate in our sewing training and our girls who play soccer.
We celebrated Valentine’s Day and Hope for Kinshasa’s founder (Tresor’s) birthday together with our schoolchildren and took them on an excursion to the city.
Our girls who participate in our syllabus received some new sewing machines. Our girls who play soccer got some equipment that we brought with us from Sweden, which we have received from Skogås football club.
Last but not least we have bought land for the school that we are going to build. Since the need for education is high in Congo-Kinshasa (50% of all children do not go to school and 30% are illiterate) we have purchased a large area with a 5.5 hectare area to be able to build an internship with space for approx. 300 students for the grades 1-9.
Thank you to all who support our work <3
We would like to thank everyone that came to the launch event for Heartworking Foundation january 22 and listened to our story. The event was very nice with good food and exciting stories. Hope for Kinshasa are going to receive financial support from Heartworking Foundation in connection with our educational projects, including our school project where we will build our own school.
The company Hero AB is the founders of Heartworking Foundation. Hero AB is a recruitment company and the idea is that one swedish crown for each hired consultation hour will go to Hope for Kinshasa and one other organization called Together as One. They also work with educational projects but in Ghana.
In mid-February 2018 we will once again travel to Congo-Kinshasa to look for suitable land and start our biggest project ever; the school project. We plan to build a school for approximately 600 students in grades 1-9 and vocational school / high school. More info about our upcoming project will be coming soon.
Thank you to all who support us in our work for a better world <3
During our last trip to Kinshasa, the renovation of our school continued. It is not yet complete but has now such a good standard that our approximately 400 students have begun to attend to school classes at the school.
Tresor also met our girls who plays soccer when they participated in a training match. He also met our girls who go to our sewing school to talk to them and plan for future projects. They continue to sew bags that we sell in Sweden for the benefit of our sewing project in Kinshasa.
Tresor also visited our health center where the residents of Malueka once again had the opportunity to get free eye examinations and glasses thanks to a collaboration with Synsam and Lions club Stockholm.
Last but not least Tresor took 250 children from school and went on a school trip to Tractafric. There the children got a chance to look at different tractors and machines, which was much appreciated.
During August 2017 we traveled to Congo-Kinshasa to monitor our ongoing projects and start new projects. We met our girls who are sewing at our school that we started in connection with our micro-loan project. This project has been very successful and they are now very good at sewing. As a final test, they sew clothes in African fabrics for us, as well as bags in African Fabrics, which we bought with us to Sweden and will be sold here. The money from the sales will return to our girls so that they can buy more material for their business. In this way, they can continue their business and become independent and self-sufficient.
We have also met the women in the second part of our micro-loan project. These women are involved in agriculture and sell what they cultivate in small stores. This project was also very successful so it will go for a long time to come and new women will be able to get help through this project and thus become self-sufficient and self-sufficient.
We also met our girls who play football and got the chance to share more material with them that we brought with us from Sweden. We have also moved our care center / youth reception to better premises and have taken over and renovated a school where we will start a primary school soon.
Before we started our trip to Congo-Kinshasa we loaded a truck full of material that we have collected for over two years. The truck was then transported by boat from Belgium to Congo. The truck contained materials for our care center / youth reception, preschool / school and our vocational training / microloan project.
With the help of the material in the truck we have now equipped our care center and school and, with the help of the material for our vocational training school, we have now started different types of company projects together with the students. The idea of the project is that students will learn everything about entrepreneurship while becoming self-sufficient.
Thank you to all who have contributed with material and support us financially with our projects. On our own we are nothing, together we are strong <3
Mid-August we will travel to Congo-Kinshasa to monitor our ongoing projects and start new projects. During spring and summer we have been busy planning and working on our biggest project since we started Hope for kinshasa on May 26, 2011.
We have stacked a truck full of material we have collected for over two years. The truck is now on its way by boat from Belgium to Congo. We bring materials to our health center/youth reception, preschool/school and our vocational programs.
With the help of the material we will equip our operations and with the material for our vocational training school we will start different types of activities. For example, we want to start a second hand shop with all the clothes and shoes we have collected from private individuals and companies. The idea is that the students should learn everything about business activities while they become self-sufficient.
Thank you to all who have contributed with material and financial support to this project. On our own we are nothing, together we are strong <3
Recently, we came home from our latest trip to Kongo-Kinshasa. It was a successful trip and we have accomplished a lot in a short period of time. During our latest trip we have been monitoring our ongoing projects and continued to developing our upcoming projects. We have equipped our photography and film department at our vocational school. We have distributed soccer equipment to our girls that plays football. We received the equipment from Floby IF and Renew Group Sweden AB. We also made a trip to the zoo together with our preschoolers. It was a really appreciated trip 🙂
In addition to this we have developed our sewing operations that is a part of our vocational school. We have started a training school for a number of women who will be fully trained in about three months. We have also started a project with micro loans where we will lend a sum to a number of participants (mostly women) where the goal is that they will using the loan to be able to make investments in already existing operations to develop to give them a chance a chance to become independent and self-sufficient.
We also had a meeting meeting together with our members as well as our Board of directors hope for Kinshasa in Kinshasa to discuss the Future as well as our new projects.
Thank you to all who support our work and has done this trip possible. Without you we are nothing. Love for you <3
We plan to do our next trip in August 2017 to start evaluating our projects as well as developing them further.
No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone!
From the 12th to the 14th of November, 2016, we visited Malmfälten University in Kiruna to tell our story and to discuss human rights and the situation in Congo-Kinshasa. We raised various issues such as what can we do to make human rights not to stay in the theory but also work in practice and what we can do to all member countries should be satisfied and sign all the conventions. We also talked about the crisis in the Congo and the fact that the world remains silent despite the millions of dead people since 1998! We also showed our photo exhibition and participated in a newspaper interview with Norrländska Socialdemokraten. All this in the hope of bringing peace to the Congo and in the world.
Many thanks to all the amazing people in Stockholm Strand Rotaryklubb came to listen to us and our story the 28th of october 2016. It means a lot! Thank you for being so enthusiastic and that you appreciated our work! We are always happy to see many people listen to us and tell us that what they have heard was amazing and impressive! We thank you for all the advice and promises to improve before next time. We look forward to seeing you on more occasions to talk about us and what we have achieved and want to achieve.
“No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone”
Thanks to all employees at Swedbank Customer Service Centre who visited our event Pearl-AW 15 September 2016 at Stora Essingen in Stockholm. Together we made over 50 bracelets which we later will sell at various events in the future to fund our future projects. The event was very successful and it was very nice to sit down for a few hours together and discuss important issues and make some bracelets. What would we be without you <3
No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Now we are back home again after a three-week trip to Congo-Kinshasa. The trip went well and we have accomplished a lot. We started our stay with reviewing all of our operations to ensure that everything works as it should. We met the children at our nursery school and all of our sports teams in football, ju-jutsi and boxing. We also met with the staff of our hospital and the women who gave birth at our hospital. We also visited our water wells that we built in December 2014 and talked with the woman who is responsible for them. Then we continued to hand out everything we brought with us.
We took with us Solvatten (safe water cleaning system) which we will use to clean the water from the water wells we have built. They will be of great use, particularly in our hospital that lack clean water. Even if the water looks clean to the naked eye as it contains various parasites which can lead to various diseases. Therefore safe water cleaning system will be highly appreciated in Malueka where we work.
We also brought glasses that we received from Specsavers and equipment for eye examination that we received from the Synoptics. Malueka is a very poor suburb of Kinshasa. There, people can not afford to do vision screenings or to buy glasses. Therefore, we now offer them the opportunity to do this totally free.
We also handed out sports equipment to our football clubs for boys and girls that we have received from Vallentuna BK, Floby IF, Falköping United and Tesco UK. We also distributed the equipment for our Ju-Jutsiteam we received from Team Leites Stockholm. We also handed out equipment to our preschool that we visited to hand out diplomas because the children have been good, and completed its first year of preschool.
We want to thank everyone who has given us all the material we brought with us and also all those who support us financially in various ways, without you all this would not be possible.