Love Does Nursery and Primary School
Where is it?
The school is in Goma, a city on the far east side of the Democratic Republic of Congo near the border of Rwanda. Goma is a conflict zone, the region has been unstable since the Kivu conflict, an armed conflict between the military and an armed rebel group, began in 2004.
Why did we want to build it?
Educating children living in conflict zones empowers them to break the cycle of war and build a culture of peace. Attending school restores normalcy, even in the midst of conflict, and helps to restore hope in these communities.
Love Does, in partnership with Justice Rising operates our school with the following goals and standards:
- Hire and train excellent teachers that never use physical punishment, and actively work to fight for the success of each student.
- Prioritize girl’s education and have full gender parity in enrollment.
- Along with a quality education, students are taught character development, peace building skills, conflict resolution and leadership.
We are cheering these amazing students and staff on in all they do!