THE NEST AT CONGO PEACE SCHOOL
Early education is critical for the children in Mumosho, Eastern DR Congo, where many are orphans or are unattended while their parents struggle to provide for their families. Often older siblings are charged with the care of the youngest family members, making it impossible for them to attend school themselves. Having a classroom where the youngest children are intellectually and socially engaged, fed, and cared for is an important systemic step in healing this war-ravaged country.
In response to this need, PILA partnered with Action Kivu and The Dillon Henry Foundation to build two classrooms at Congo Peace School in May 2019. We call them "The Nests". This new addition to CPS enables children from 4 - 6 years old to attend school daily where they play with safe, appropriate materials, eat two meals and develop the dispositions needed to stop the cycle of violence and mistreatment of girls that plague their nation.
Peaceful conflict resolution, respect for others and self begins early! The Nest provides young Congolese children, both boys and girls, opportunities to develop their own positive voice with which they can eventually shape a just and civil nation.