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Education

With the school project in Mushapo ADH wants to ensure a good education for the students in order to give them and the village a better future. ADH offers the schooling for free, so that also children from poorer families can attend the school. With a proper teaching staff ADH tries to establish a good teacher ratio, so that the children can be treated according to their needs. The curriculum of the officially recognized school is based on national guidelines, but already in the first grade, the language is French.

Jul 2019

Mabala School Visit

"When Wolfgang arrived at the airport in Nioki, he was greeted by Nioki’s mayor, Mr. Mario, Mama Annie, members of BBK (our partner organization), as well as by teachers and students of our school. The lively local music, the songs and a big banner was their way of expressing their appreciation for this new school. He was especially touched by the heartfelt gift of the students, an artificial bonsai tree. At the school grounds, 290 pupils, 11 teachers and school Principal Philemon presented beautiful songs, poems and lines the students had learned in French and some even in English. Our Agro Veterinary School “ITAV ADH Mabala” is officially registered as a governmental school. As is the case with such new schools in Congo, the government is not paying anything to support the school or the teachers. Instead, we not only pay the teachers’ salaries, but on top of that even have to pay taxes for them."
Mabala School Visit
May 2019

Mushapo and Tshikapa Schools

Gilbert and Francois keep in touch with the school directors of our schools in Tshikapa and Mushapo. Tthe fighting in Kasai 2 years ago caused the Tshokwe tribe to chase all other tribes out of the Mushapo area. This split our Mushapo School in two. The majority of the people, students and teachers had to flee to Tshikapa where they now rent an existing school building in which they teach our pupils in the afternoon. The Tshokwe tribe, which remained in Mushapo, uses our school buildings to teach their children. We continue to support the school in Tshikapa from time to time as these people had to flee and start with nothing and have a hard time to make ends meet.
Mushapo and Tshikapa Schools
Sep 2018

To the first school year in Mabala

Our partner organization BBK, under the supervision of Mme. Annie, who is an experienced directress of another secondary school, selected 260 pupils, including 15 Pygmy children. Since BBK in Kinshasa will pay the teachers, all the children in our school do not have to pay the usual mandatory school fees. Ing. Philemon, an experienced agronomist, was chosen as school director; also, one secretary and nine teachers were carefully chosen.
To the first school year in Mabala
Sep 2018

Opening of “ADH Agro-Veterinary School of Mabala”

Our two new schoolbuildings, with three big classrooms each, and the office building for the director and teachers are finished enough, that the school could still start in this year. This is an amazing accomplishment of the last 5 months, especially under the difficult circumstances in the remote interior of the country, and we are very thankful for everybody’s wholehearted participation! The school is called ITAV-ADH Mabala; ITAV stands for Institute Technique Agro-Veterinaire. (Picture: Some of the 260 pupils in our school, incl.15 Pygmy children)
Opening of “ADH Agro-Veterinary School of Mabala”
Jun 2018

It was necessary to relocate the school lessons in Tshikapa

The schooling of our Mushapo children continues well in Tshikapa. We sent some funding to school-director Pierre, who needed extra help, as they had to move premises to a different location within the city.
It was necessary to relocate the school lessons in Tshikapa
Apr 2018

News About our Students in Mushapo and Tshikapa

We sent some support to our school director Pierre and the teachers in Tshikapa as it was very hard for them to start all over after local militia had forced them to leave Mushapo last year. The afternoon school is functioning well, thus the children can continue their education. We also found out that the Tshokwe tribe who remained in Mushapo has reopened our school there recently. Now we have about 350 pupils in the school in Tshikapa and 150 pupils in our school buildings in Mushapo. We are happy for all those precious children that they can continue their education although they suffer from this forceful interruption in their lives.
News About our Students in Mushapo and Tshikapa
Dec 2017

Schooling of our Mushapo pupils continues in Tshikapa

The good news is that the majority of the families of our children, who had to flee, have regrouped in Tshikapa. We have 369 displaced pupils there: 32 enrolled in other schools in Tshikapa, while 337 are under the supervision of Director Pierre. Upon the request of the parents, Pierre was able to find a school in Tshikapa where he is teaching our children in the afternoon with our eight former teachers and three new teachers who have replaced the two original Tshokwe teachers who remained in Mushapo. We are very grateful for this initiative of the parents and school director Pierre, which helps the children to continue their education despite the terrible local situation, and we are happy, that the idea of our project carries on.
Schooling of our Mushapo pupils continues in Tshikapa
Aug 2017

Schooling in Mushapo is currently impossible

The terrifying approach in the armed conflict resembles the one in the East of Congo, with the aim of dispersing the population in order to exploit the resources more easily. Kasai is known for its many diamonds. In view of this situation, we can only hope and pray that more international attention will move the government towards finding a peaceful solution. Until then, not only are our and the other schools and health centers in the region brought to a halt, but innocent people will continue to die and are driven away. Instead of letting ourselves be discouraged from helping other needy people, we are thankful for what has been achieved so far: • Since the beginning of our project in 2011, nearly 2000 pupils have attended our school. They will not forget how someone from abroad built them a school, set it up and made it possible for them to receive free schooling, while now their own country men drove them out. • The children will be able to continue to receive further schooling in their new places of refuge. • Our teachers keep receiving salaries from the government in spite of the fighting. • Through this project, our team has gained important experience on how to build development work in the rural areas of Congo, where the need is the biggest. These experiences can help us and others with similar projects.
Schooling in Mushapo is currently impossible

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