COngo innovators

Join us to empower the next generation of engineers in the DRC


In the Democratic republic of congo...

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9% of the population has access to electricity

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52% of the population has access to clean water

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Armed groups, land disputes, and corruption have led to widespread injustice

A congolese solution for congo


- UCBC founder David Kasali

Rather than investing in short-term projects like many NGOs, we are investing in people. Our solution for a brighter Congo is instilling in our students an innovative spirit and a passion for their community.

our alumni are transforming Congo

Our impact

What are UCBC Applied Science alumni doing to transform Congo?

ERIC BIDONG - Class of 2014

Co-founded by UCBC alumni, Nuru (Swahili for "light") operates the largest off-grid solar field in sub-saharan Africa, which is opening the door for local entrepreneurship. They aim to provide power to 5 million by 2024.

SAGESSE MAGEZI - Class of 2013

JusticeBot was founded by Applied Science alumnus, Sagesse Magezi. Using artificial intelligence, JusticeBot gives free legal advice and connects people seeking legal help with service providers. JusticeBot has already served over 50,000 people.

SERGES VUTHEGHA - Class of 2013

UCBC's Integrated Research Institute launched its Sharing the Land program in 2015. Sharing the Land is addressing land conflicts by mapping land claims using innovative technology. It has impacted over 4,500 households and their model is expected to benefit 1 million Congolese.

... and with over 200 alumni, UCBC's Applied Science transformative innovators are everywhere!

How your gift makes a difference


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$10/mo will provide internet access for one student.


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$25/mo will provide lab materials for one student.


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$50/mo will fund capstone project materials for one senior student.


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$100/mo will send faculty to professional development opportunities.


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$500/mo will fund a TA's salary.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my monthly donation used?

Your donation will be used to provide students in the Democratic Republic of Congo a cutting-edge, hands-on education in engineering. Due to poor educational funding and widespread poverty in Congo, educational institutions are understaffed and lack essential resources. Your contribution will grant students access to essential resources such as internet and enable UCBC to offer hands-on laboratory training and implement an evidence-based curriculum.

How can I learn about the impact of my gift?

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How can I pay?

You can arrange your regular monthly donation to be charged to your credit or debit card (Visa, Discover, American Express, or Mastercard) or through bank withdrawal.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! All donations are tax deductible. You will receive an annual tax receipt from one of our US partners, United World Mission.

Why is my donation through United World Mission?

The UCBC Applied Science Fund is hosted by United World Mission (UWM). UWM is a Christian organization and is one of the US-based partners with UCBC. We are fundraising through UWM because of their record of sound financial management, tax-exempt charity status, and their commitment to UCBC's programs. After a small administrative fee, all the donated funds will be used to train innovative alumni through UCBC's Applied Science department. For further questions, contact Ben at

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