In the Democratic republic of congo...
9% of the population has access to electricity
52% of the population has access to clean water
Armed groups, land disputes, and corruption have led to widespread injustice
A congolese solution for congo
“IF LEADERSHIP IS THE KEY, THEN EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO BRINGING UP THESE LEADERS."
- 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
What are UCBC Applied Science alumni doing to transform Congo?
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.
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.
How your gift makes a difference
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.
Currently, Congo Innovators supports internet access to all UCBC Applied Science students, an annual student/faculty retreat, and scholarship for seniors to serve as teaching aids in freshman labs. The fund has also seeded UCBC's electronics lab, chemistry lab, and given UCBC faculty professional development opportunities.
With the growth of the fund, we hope to continue to equip our labs, revolutionize our sophomore and junior lab courses, and revamp our senior capstone project.
How can I pay?
All donation information can be found on our donation page.
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.
You can also mail a check to:
702 Saddlebrook Lane
Cherryville, NC 28021
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! All donations are tax deductible. You will receive an annual tax receipt from our US partner Congo Initiative-USA (CI-USA). CI-USA is a registered 501(c)3 organization and exists to support UCBC and their various initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Why is my donation through Congo Initiative?
The CongoInnovators fund is hosted by the USA branch of Congo Initiative (CI-USA). CI-USA exists to provide individuals, foundations, churches, and public institutions in the USA with access to the work of CI-Congo through financial, human resource, and technical investment.
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