In 2018-2019 the enrollment was 100 students; in 2019-2020 Furaha primary school has just opened its doors with an enrollment of 170 students.
For the 2019 – 2020 school year, we are pleased to report that with the assistance the In My Backyard ministry we are seeing day to day improvements with the education, teacher’s payroll etc. Before the intervention of the ministry, the school was one of the most neglected schools within the community. The deplorable appearance reflected very negatively on the church, but for those who may not be aware the Congo is the poorest nation on earth so any assistance from the church or the required monthly tuition of one dollar per child did not exist.
In the 2017-2018 school year, when the In My Backyard ministry first intervened to keep the doors of the school opened, the general enrollment for the six classes was 70 students. As a result of the monthly financial assistance, we have seen significant growth in the student population as follows: in 2018-2019 the enrollment was 100 students; in 2019-2020 Furaha primary school has just opened its doors with an enrollment of 170 students.
Other areas of improvements worth noting are:
Despite the intervention by the In My Backyard Ministry and other accomplishments, the Furaha primary school, faces new danger with its door being closed as a result of the Congolese government initiative to make primary education free throughout the country. However, the Furaha primary school is not among the schools affected by this. We therefore ask for prayers and your financial support so that our doors can remain open and we can continue to be a pillar of Evangelism in support of our local church in Mudaka.
Thank you very much for all you do to protect the educational work and the Furaha primary school.
God bless you.
Pastor Emmanuel Kulondwa
“I praise God first of all for the miracle in favor of my child Olinde.” I am a widow with six children. My husband passed away eight years ago, and I had a serious problem caring for and schooling my children. People of good will have often helped me. For one of my children,
Olinde who is in sixth grade, it was often difficult for me to find the fees for him to finish the school year. But glory to God because my child is cared for by the people who work with the In My Backyard Ministry. I thank the Ministry very much for the work they have done. I do not have much to say, but I thank the ministry very much for the work done.”. MWA KAHAYIRA mother of Olinde who is in sixth grade at The Furaha Primary School in Kivu DRC