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Living areas in Kinshasa

A school complex has been built in the poor neighbourhood of Sélembao in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), but living spaces still need to be created for the school’s 1,500 pupils.

 

In the Congo

The capital city of Congo (DRC, or Democratic Republic of the Congo) is Kinshasa, previously known as Leopoldville. With 9,463,749 inhabitants, it is the 2nd largest city in sub-Saharan Africa. Its population density is 950 inhabitants/km².

The school complex

The Lestonnac Mobokoli school complex was founded in 2009  in the town of Sélembao in an impoverished district of Kinshasa. It now has 1,500 pupils, 504 in secondary school, 678 in primary school and 319 in nursery school. Mobokoli means “She who raises children and helps them grow”.

The average income in Congo is $2 a day.

Now that the school complex is built, equipment is needed to create living spaces for the 1,500 pupils, in particular for the younger children (ages 3 to 6), for the start of the 2013 school year.

Cost of the project

Cost : €90,000

 

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