Soon, we will return to Kongo-Kinshasa to work on our projects. During our coming trip we will visit our school to meet the teachers as well as our students and be involved during the school start.
We will also meet our girls at our sewing school. We plan to bring glasses that we received from Synsam Sweden. We will leave the glasses at our health center so that we can continue to offer free eye examinations and glasses.
Last but not least, we will visit our land where we will continue with the construction of our internship school. At the beginning of 2018, we bought a 10,000 hectare land, which we have prepared in the spring and summer to make it ready for the construction work.
Thank you to all who support our work and help us to help others <3
In case you have missed Tresors visit in the Swedish television program Nyhetsmorgon you can watch the clip here.
We would like to thank everyone who visited Kungsträdgården and Smaka på Stockholm and took the time to get past our table to support our work in Congo-Kinshasa by buying jewelry or bracelets and listen to us speaking about our organisation.
Everyone’s support is extra important now when we face our biggest project since we started building a boarding school.
Our next trip to is scheduled for August 2018 and then we will continue the construction process of our school and visit our current activities.
Do not forget to check out Nyhetsmorgon on July 22 between 8.00-9.00 where Tresor will participate and speak about our work with Hope for Kinshasa.
Thanks again for all support, without you we are nothing <3
During April 2018, Tresor again made a trip to Congo-Kinshasa. Even this trip was very successful. He visited our preschool, school, our Girls who are sewing and the girls working in our hairdressing salon. The children and young adults at our preschool and school are well and they are excited about the opportunity to participate in school education in Malueka where they live.
Our girls who are sewing have sewn bibs that Tresor brought back to Sweden. This project is a collaboration with Textilhögskolan in Borås and MäryDesign. They also got a new ‘workplace’ in the form of a floor and a roof since they have previousl worked outside the teacher’s house without any protection from the weather and wind than an old tree.
Last but not least, we have completed the final agreements regarding the land that we have purchased to build a school. We have also begun to build a fence around the land. After the summer we will start the construction process for the school with space for approximately 300 students from grades 1-9.
Thank you to all who support our work <3
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!