On Wednesday 20 October 2021, in DR Congo, a new wing of the ‘Complexe Scolaire de la Charité’ was opened in Goma by the Superior General of the Brothers of Charity, Bro. dr. René Stockman.
This school with a nursery section and a primary section was started in existing buildings in 2018 as a response to an urgent need for quality education in Goma. The school is located close to the Saint Vincent de Paul Psychiatric Centre and the ‘Ecole de vie’, a day centre for children with mental disabilities.
Given the unexpected success of this school, an extension was sought and, thanks to the support of the Committee of Friends of the Brothers of Charity, three new classrooms with appropriate sanitary facilities could be built.
At a time when the teachers of the conventional schools have been on strike for a month due to the many irregularities in education in Congo, only the private schools continue to provide quality education.
In a conversation with the representative of the parents’ committee, the question was officially raised to also start secondary education. A positive challenge that will be a project for the near future.