School is starting all over the world - and nowhere with more importance than at St. Kizito. The school is full (it's currently operating on double shifts!) of children whose youth has been marked by violence that most of us cannot imagine. However, the orphanage school provides a unique opportunity to reclaim and relish childhood, replete with lessons, tests, and games.
Of course this means all of the challenges of studying and tests and getting there on time every day - no small challenge in a city plagued by power outages and roads that regularly wash away. For St. Kizito, it means operating a school without consistent electricity, books, or internet - and often for free. One of the major goals for Congo Kids Initiative is to ensure that school facilities are improved so that the next generation of children can grow up in a successful and peaceful society.
Our leaders in this endeavor are the nuns and their students, who start every day with a smile and an eager hand up - leading the day with curiosity and spirit!