The Tchukudu Kids Home (TKH) and Jonathan Holiday School: A partnership with Worlds Collide Africa
Location: Goma, The Democratic Republic of the Congo
We provide the basic needs (food, shelter, health, and education) for 135 orphaned children from the North Kivu region of the DRC. The circumstances whereby these kids were orphaned vary, but what links them all is the ongoing unrest, violence, and poor socio-political situation. Our TKH house was built in 2013. This is home base for all our children when they are in need of support. 30 of the youngest children live full time in the TKH and the remainder live out in the community with “Welcome Families”.
In 2017 we built and opened the Jonathan Holiday School. This school is providing a free education to our primary students and also to children from the surrounding neighborhood - including children from our "welcome families” and children from the Tchukudu Women’s Training program.
We have 10 people on staff currently and are educating 360 children!
Our next project is to develop a program for our secondary school-aged children. We will begin by hiring 2-3 teachers in September 2018. They will teach our students currently in Form 1 and Form 2 the basics of reading, writing, history and business training. What will make our school different is that we plan to provide trades training in the form of jewelry making, painting, tailoring, and leadership.
We are also looking for 55 new sponsors for our children. We are currently providing care for 135 with 80 children’s sponsorship fees.
Child sponsorship $40 per month
Primary Teachers Salaries $125 per month
Secondary Teachers Salaries $225 per month