Bilden ovan visar de första spadtagen för byggetapp nummer två för vår internatskola. När byggetapp nummer två är avslutad (förhoppningsvis hösten 2021) kan vi äntligen se fram emot skolstart.
Under den senaste resan besökte Tresor även våra pågående projekt; tjejerna som syr, vår nuvarande skola samt sjukhuset dit han levererade glasögon från Synsam samt mat till de undernärda barnen.
Året 2020 har, som för så många andra, varit ett mycket speciellt år för oss. Men vi har tack vare hjälp samt mycket kreativitet har vi lyckats hålla våra projekt igång samt även satt igång med byggnationen av etapp nummer två för vår kommande skola.
Tack till alla som har stöttat oss under 2020, utan er skulle det inte vara möjligt <3
I slutet av mars reste Tresor till Kongo för att arbeta med våra projekt. Han har besökt vårt sjukhus för att lämna glasögon som han tagit med sig från Sverige i samarbete med Lions Club Stockholm och Synsam. Han har även levererat mat till vårt projekt för de undernärda barnen samt hjälpmedel för att kontrollera spridningen av viruset Covid-19. Han har även besökt marken där vi bygger vår skola för att leverera hjälpmedel även där samt informera om hur arbetarna samt invånarna i byn där vi arbetar kan minska smittspridningen av Covid-19.
Under sin vistelse gjorde han även en intervju för Sveriges Radio i Verkligheten i P3. Inslaget sändes söndagen den 12:e april i P3 men går självklart även att lyssna på i efterhand:
During our latest trip to Congo-Kinshasa we have visited our ongoing projects as well as supervised the construction of our internship school. We have visited our girls who participate in our sewing education. They made school uniforms for the children at our school and have started a new project to produce products from recycled materials. We have also visited our school and met all schoolchildren, their parents and the school staff.
We have also started a collaboration with a hospital run by the Catholic Church. This hospital has many different types of activities, including maternity care, child welfare and care of malnourished children. They also perform eye examinations and hand out glasses for free. During our stay, the Swedish Emabassy in Kinshasa visited the hospital.
During our recent trip, the building processes for our internship school have started. We have purchased materials and prepared the land for construction and began to manufacture bricks for construction.
Thank you for your support <3
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.
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 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!