Conflict in Congo

Where I’m Going & What I’m Doing…

For more than a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been entangled in a civil war. The brutal fighting is rooted in a power struggle over control of the land and its wealth of natural resources. As the world’s deadliest war this crisis has claimed more than 5.4million lives. Moreover, the rebel forces have been utilizing rape as a weapon of warfare, victimizing over 300,000 women and girls.

Peace Talk Hopes Raised By Ceasefire

Last year, I was presented with the opportunity to work with the “Congo Initiative”. This organization seeks to raise up a generation of new leaders who will transform their communities into places of peace and hope. The Congo Initiative’s Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (CI-UCBC) is a start-up university which integrates academic coursework and service-learning, equipping and engaging students who will help to change their nation.

I will be teaching English at the CI-UCBC as well as working with women who have suffered from sexual abuse at the Community Center,  Mending The Soul Ministries.

Related Info:

Enough Project

Raise Hope for Congo

Washington Post – War in the Shadows

CIA World Factbook

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