Mango Tree School at Congo for Christ Center (CCC) in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo is making a tremendous impact in the lives of nearly 300 precious children. Global Outreach Inc partners have provided the means to build and operate this Christian primary school. The students in this school are not only orphans from Congo for Christ Orphanage and Grace Orphanage but also children from families in the surrounding community. This is an area that faces extreme poverty and many of these children would not even be attending school if Mango Tree School were not available to them.
Many of these children would not even be attending school if Mango Tree School were not available to them.
These students are being afforded the unique opportunity of learning Christian values and life skills that have the potential to change the moral and spiritual fiber and climate of this region of the world. In fact, it is our belief that we are training the future leaders of D.R. Congo.
It is our belief that we are training the future leaders of D.R. Congo.
While the children’s minds and spirits are being fed daily at Mango Tree School, their physical hunger persists. Most of the children, including the orphans at CCC start the school day with nothing to put into their stomachs to dull the hunger pains and most of the community children have no prospect of food after school until the evening meal. You can understand how this negatively impacts their ability to concentrate on their studies and think clearly.
Most of the children, including the orphans at CCC start the school day with nothing to put into their stomachs.
Global Outreach Inc currently sends about $2,000 per month to feed the orphans at CCC but we do not have any additional funds for food in our budget. We feel compelled to share this urgent need with our donors and let you know how you can help feed these hungry children.
We send about $2,000 per month to feed the orphans at CCC but we do not have any additional funds for food in our budget. We feel compelled to share this urgent need with our donors.
The first step is to prepare the kitchen so the feeding program can begin. We are so thankful to report that a generous grant of $1,000 has been received from the Amalia and Nicola Giuliana Foundation for Religion and the Arts to purchase commercial cookware and serving utensils. Perhaps you would like to join this effort and donate toward supplies still needed: $500 - renovate the kitchen $300 - 300 plates @ $1 each $150 - 300 cups for water @ $.50 each $150 - 300 spoons @ $.50 each
The current kitchen needs renovation to handle the feeding program.
In addition to these supplies, the largest expense to begin and sustain the feeding program will be for food. We estimate a lunch can be provided for 300 students for $150 per day or breakfast for $100 per day. This is only $.50 per lunch or $.30 per breakfast! We are offering you the opportunity to provide a lunch or breakfast for one or more days and if you would like, your gift can be given to honor someone or to celebrate any special occasion. We will be happy to announce the meal sponsors in our newsletters and on our website. Please designate your gifts for Congo Feeding Program.
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Blog Post Adapted From Global Outreach Inc January 2016 Newsletter
Volume 31 Issue 01