The Gocongo Foundation runs a kindergarten, primary school and youth literacy, moral development and agricultural training program serving over 300 children and youths in rural DRC.
The Gocongo Foundation aims to contribute to improving the wellbeing of children and youth, their families and communities in rural DR Congo through the educational programs we offer. At the core of our belief is that each person is a “mine rich in gems of inestimable value” who can be a key contributor to the sustainable and positive development of our society.
Our vision is to welcome increasing numbers of students from the rural villages to the programmes offered. We also aim to develop an agricultural cooperative with the local farmers of the surrounding areas, in order to promote agriculture as a means to sustainable livelihoods and in order to assist them in their development and on-going training needs.
We are committed to developing human resources at the grassroots level in a sustainable and organic manner. This enables us to address the real and changing needs of the individuals, families and communities we engage with.
The foundation encourages the participation of all members of the community as agents and initiators of change, and values collaboration and a spirit of initiative, which we believe is a fundamental aspect for the success and longevity of any projects. Through this, a sense of self-reliance and collaboration within the community is created, avoiding relationships of dependency and passivity.
Gocongo Foundation aims to:
- Contribute to improving the wellbeing of children and youth, their families and communities, in rural DR Congo through the educational programs we offer at our school and youth training center.
Established: August 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1143191
Board members: 4
Full time staff: 12
Phone number: +243970045982
Address: 14 Linton Road Oxford United Kingdom OX2 6ULView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website