The Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we seek to improve access to education and professional training to women and girls.

National Summary

With a population of over 80 million, the DRC is the second-largest country in Africa in terms of size. However, its recent history has been marred by years of civil war which has killed 6 million. Thus undermining its socioeconomic capabilities and growth.

Since the end of the civil war, the DRC has made significant progress in the education sector. However, millions of girls and young women remain out of school, with no access to education

Young people represent 70% of the DRC’s population; however, with high levels of poverty and with few education opportunities, few jobs and no skills many turn to risky informal labour.

Quick Facts

86.73 million national population

61% live below the poverty line

57% women have no formal education

1 doctor and 4 nurses for every 10,000 people

75% of children die before reaching the age of 5

Our Work in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

We started working in DRC in 2015.

2015

We work with 2 local projects in DRC.

2

We have directly impacted the lives of 1,897 women and girls.

1,897

Featured partners and projects

We currently work with 27 women-led local partners globally who have a proven track record of helping communities through education.
We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable long-term projects.

ISSI

ISSI provides vocational training in the healthcare sector, equipping students to become nurses and midwives in DRC.

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FPTI

FPTI provides vocational training courses in hospitality to young women with fewer opportunities in the Philippines.

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