This week in Bukavu – 5/18

Future Hope Africa Green Club

 

The population in Bukavu has multiplied so much from 1996 when the first war started. Now, a city built for a couple hundred thousand people is filled with 830.000 and counting, in 2018, and the household waste has grown proportionally.

Unfortunately, there is no system organized for waste management here. And the new population is not educated for that. Thus, the streets are full of dumps and houses are dwelling among small ones here and there.

One of the consequences of that being that people now, especially young ones end up not liking their city and strive to seek for life elsewhere, they think they can do nothing to help improve things here. FHA actions are showing that we can surely do something to improve things in our country!

FHA decided to take action about this as well. Our first Green Club for a cleaner environment was created last school year in one of our partner schools called Mushere, with the idea of  duplication in other schools.

Our youth in the Prince club and the members of the Mushere Green Club, about 30 young people in all, cleaned the three dumps that were surrounding the streets near our center. We are sending announcements to be read in the churches on Sunday morning to raise awareness among the Christian community, and then on Sunday afternoon (May 20th), we will march with messages to discourage bad and unsafe waste management. For our own wellbeing.

When we went to ask for permission at the city hall, the Mayor was so supportive and promised to provide press covering to the procession on Sunday. We believe they will help us in the follow up as well.

We will let you know how this procession goes!

Photos from our Cleanup Day…

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Here’s how you can help FHA:

  1. Ask if your church would help sponsor our VBS for 2018
  2. Pray with us:
  • For our Young Leader and Green Clubs event on Sunday May the 20th,  that all will go well and it will have the desired impact on the population of Nguba, to help create a cleaner Bukavu.
  • Did you know we have to write our own VBS curriculum?  Please pray as we are trying to decide about the theme for this year’s VBS, that HE will provide wisdom.
  • For the building expansion of the Kanega Education Center (we need more space to serve more students), that HE would open the doors that are still closed.

 

With love,

Bintu

Bintu head shot


To DONATE to our VBS Campaign visit our Mightycause page: VBS 2018

Visit our website to learn more about all FHA programs: futurehopeafrica.org

Email us: info@futurehopeafrica.org


 

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