Objective: Provide materials to young girls in order to construct homemade sanitary pads to avoid missing school due to their menstrual cycles.
Goal: Help at least 1,000 girls learn how to properly utilize menstrual pads and construct them at home.
Objective: Educate and provide curriculum to local schools in Bukavu in order to bring a focus to the environmental detriments facing the nation while incorporating global challenges.
Goal: Pilot the new curriculum and environmental educational training to two schools within the first year of implementation.
IDEAS For DRC was founded in 2015 as the first foray of IDEAS For Us in the Democratic Republic of The Congo. The work here has been lead by our branch in Bukavu and our founding branch leader, Daniel Mastaki. Tree plantings, solar lanterns, solar water pump electrification, and trash-clean-ups have all been key to the building momentum needed in the DRC to advance sustainability.
IDEAS For DRC and the subsequent branches are run by extraordinary individuals. Our country director is Daniel Mastaki.
Members of our IDEAS For DRC branch have won many Solutions Fund Microgrants and utilized the funding and mentorship to advance numerous SDG projects. Reforestation campaigns have been numerous and we are excited to bring together the social, economic, and environmental nexus for many of these projects by creating inclusive, ecological jobs for people in rural communities.
Partnerships with other local organizations:
CYNESA : Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa, Kenya Nairobi
AGED : Action pour la Gestion de l’Environnement et le Développement Durable, Bukavu, DR Congo
Mama’s Rhudosanye” association.
In 2014, IDEAS For DR Congo’s direction has produced a kit in French, to explain to members the mission, vision and objectives of IDEAS For Us.
October 8, 2015, a reforestation campaign was launched by planting more than 500 trees seedlings at Camp SAIO.
December 2015, reforestation at Saint Paul College with students. Awareness of more than 1100 students and their teachers, 3000 trees had been planted.
June 2015, accompanying the women of the association “Rhudosanye Moms” to Miti to increase their income through their activities and protect the environment.
IDEAS For DR Congo concluded on June 30, 2015 a partnership with “Rhudosanye”’s association.
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