While Reno worked in Lesotho during the 80s, I became familiar with the challenging conditions in local schools, which the government of Lesotho has commendably made great efforts to improve. Unfortunately schools with extremely high student-teacher ratios still exist in Lesotho.Read more
ReGen Community announces the awarding of 50 scholarships of $400 each to students at the Université de l'Alliance au Congo (UAC) located in Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo. UAC is an accredited institution and educates students at the bachelor and masters levels. The student's career plans include community and business leadership, pastors and missionaries.
ReGen Community operates this project under its African Leaders program and since 2007, has awarded 392 scholarships. Thanks to all of those who who have supported - and continue to support - this vital program. In the long term, we believe that Africa will be most helped by educating new leaders for a new Africa.
If you would like to know more about ReGen Community or get involved in funding a scholarship, please visit our website.
This morning, Lau and Kenzo got on a flight and left Alberta for home in the DR Congo. Their time, for the last month, was spent meeting with friends and supporters to tell their story and provide updates of their work in the DR Congo.
Thanks to Lau and Kenzo for making the trip, being away from home and other responsibilities for so long. Also, thanks to Foothills Alliance and First Alliance for partnering with us to bring the Kenzo's to Canada in 2014.
It was definitely cold outside, but it was a warm inside as we gathered to focus on the DR Congo. We started by greeting both old and new friends and some amazing desserts from WOW Factor Desserts (highly recommended) . We also had the opportunity to bid on a select set of silent auction items.
We then viewed the film War Witch (Rebelle) on the topic of child soldiers.
After the film, Kenzo and Lau spoke about the film and their own story in the DR Congo and how they are focused on making a difference one life at a time. It was a moving night and many were moved to make generous donations. This was our first event in Edmonton but not our last.
We had a very good time at ReGen's Connect with Congo 2014 breakfast. As you can see, there were a few laughs and good stories from the DR Congo.
If you would like to connect with Lau and Kenzo or learn more about what we are doing in the the DR Congo, next weekend's events are as follows:
ReGen Community is pleased to announce our Connect with Congo 2014 campaign running from October 24 through December 31, 2014. The objective of the campaign is to grow awareness of the challenges of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and to raise volunteers and funds to work with our partners to make changes.
Key aspects of the campaign include:
- Dr. Mabiala Kenzo and Lau Kenzo will travel from the DR Congo to give us their report. The Kenzos provide leadership to the C&MA church in the DR Congo.
- A Taste of Congo showcasing Congolese food, music and dance.
- Movie Nights showing War Witch, a award-winning Canadian documentary about a 12 year girl abducted to become a child soldier.
- Our first Connect with Congo event in Edmonton.