KINSHASA – CONGO
“The word ‘progress’ has no meaning while there are unhappy children”
A shelter for homeless children
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries on earth. 80% of the population live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than 1 dollar per day. As a result, thousands of children live rough on the streets. With nowhere to go, more and more girls turn towards prostitution to survive, often creating unwanted pregnancies.
In partnership with Solidarité Batoto France-Congo, Apprentis d’Auteuil is building a residential facility, a safe environment where young mothers and their children will be cared for.
In order to take on this important project in Kinshasa, the capital, Apprentis d’Auteuil received a grant from the Wavestone Foundation. The boost in resources is being used to purchase the land and construct the shelter.
There are 100 young children and 60 families who are eager to be welcomed into the new shelter once it is finished.
Area of activity
100 children and 60 families
Apprentis d’Auteuil is a French organisation recognised for its work in the protection and the insertion of young people. The organisation has developed hosting, education, training and insertion programs in France and around the world, helping young people in difficult situations to regain their confidence. Drawing on more than 150 years of experience in education, Apprentis d’Auteuil has, since 1995, supported aid programs for disadvantaged children.