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Vocational training students in DRC

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 hugely destructive civil war which has killed 6 million and undermined 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

 

66.5% female literacy rate

 

57% women have no formal education

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

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