Education, training and sportsÉducation, formation et sport

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Education plays an essential role in helping children build a future with hope, and that is why we are committed to sending each child living at Maison Kimbilio to the local school. Not only does this provide the children with a valuable education; they also have the opportunity to integrate with the local community, making new friends and overcoming the stigma attached to being a former street child. Our children have done exceptionally well in recent years, achieving some of the highest grades in the class. Kimbilio pays for their school enrolment, fees, exams, and uniform.

New Sewing Studio

Alongside a traditional education, our children also enjoy a range of extra activities to boost their skills! Our new sewing studio is loved by the girls, where than can learn tailoring and crafts, and hone their design skills. In the past, some of the older children have served apprenticeships for a local mining company, giving them an insight into one of Lubumbashi’s most prosperous industries.

football training

Football, basketball, dance, Frisbee… You name it, they love it! In partnership with a local dance academy, many of the children at our transit houses have been enjoying learning new routines and staging a spectacular end of season performance. The boys have also had the privilege of playing football on Lubumbashi’s only FIFA AstroTurf pitch, where they received training from qualified coaches. 

football training
Karate group

Kimbilio travaille en partenariat avec le Centre Charlotte Ilunga pour fournir une éducation et une formation aux enfants susceptibles de se retrouver dans la rue. Le Centre Charlotte Illunga a été construit par Bournik, un enseignant congolais qui vit maintenant en Australie. Il a tenu à mettre quelque chose en place dans le pays où il a grandi en lui donnant le nom de sa mère qui était une sage-femme depuis de nombreuses années à Kambalala, Lualaba, au Katanga. Travailler en collaboration avec ce centre permet à Kimbilio de remplir son objectif de prévention. Afin d’inciter les enfants à demeurer dans leur famille, nous proposons des activités favorables au développement personnel et à l’acquisition de compétences pratiques. Nous avons besoin de votre soutien pour continuer ce travail en cours. Les frais scolaires des enfants de Kimbilio sont pris en charge. Ils participent également chaque semaine à des activités sportives dont le football et le karaté.