Who are we?
‘Bridge for Future to DRC Girls Academy’ - we have been helping girls who have graduated from high school to participate in a ‘gap year’ program so that they can be accepted by the best universities. We do this by providing 50 percent of the chance to participate.
What are we doing?
Educating girls and women with a STEM curriculum is considered one of the central pillars for an equitable, secure, and sustainable African future. STEM education will help create an African society capable of solving problems that currently hinder social and economic development. This means that there is a need for a new generation of mathematicians, scientists, engineers, architects, economists, hydrologists, environmental planners, statisticians, surveyors and a host of other STEM educated individuals who will be prepared to lead to transformational change in Africa.
African women have been called ‘a powerful untapped economic force’ and are integral in addressing the development challenges that Africa faces. Yet they face gender biases in many social and economic frameworks and are largely ignored in terms of their education. Our goal is to help women fully participate in and benefit from economic opportunities so that they can help safeguard Africa’s future and break the chains of poverty.
The Bridge4Future2DRC Girls Academy program will be implemented in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three classrooms will be equipped with 30 desks, a whiteboard. The fourth classroom will be a computer lab with 30 computers and desks. The office building be comprised of three rooms and a meeting room. Each room will be equipped with a table, chair, cabinet and computer. The meeting room will have a conference table and a flat-screen TV for video meetings if needed. Donate Now to Help STEM Educate Girls in DR Congo
With $100,000.00 three classrooms will be constructed and equipped with 30 desks, a whiteboard. The fourth classroom will be a computer lab with 30 computers and desks. The office building be comprised of three rooms and a meeting room. Each room will be equipped with a table, chair, cabinet and computer. The meeting room will have a conference table and a flat-screen TV for video meetings if needed.
How will the money be used?
The money will be spent to:
- Construct four classrooms, an office, and rest rooms
- Purchase class room chairs and office equipment
How can you help?
Each donation, big or small, would help us build these classrooms and encourage STEM education in DR Congo. We would truly be thankful for your help to share our campaign and spread the word too!