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JiEducation is the Key to Freedom
Above: Sunset view from top of 30 ft. termite mound on Myrt 1 School campus in Congo.

Able & Willing International Educational Foundation (AWIEF) is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing schools and improving health and nutrition in areas of extreme poverty and need.  

The entirely volunteer staff coordinates physical construction of buildings and manages program development to ensure that schools and programs can ultimately govern and sustain themselves.

Special Notices

    Slide Show  -new
Myrt School Projects
covering July, 2014 through Feb., 2015

Newsetter, Spring 2015
In full color.

 Ecycle & Doc Shredding
May 9, 2015    9 a.m. - noon
Jefferson Ruritan Center 

Success!  SEE REPORT

Greg & Colette Branch Out
 RIVE Kandale Project will become an independent organization!
We will miss them on our board of directors.
See newsletter, spring, 2015

Art For Africa
Click on button under "How to Help"
Talented friends of Able & Willing donate
some or all of their proceeds.


  Notable Accomplishments

  • Since its establishment in 1994, AWIEF has concentrated its efforts in rural villages of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.
  • We have built one of the best schools in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • The school provides preschool through technical education in a village that had no electricity, toilets, or sanitary water supply previous to our arrival.
  • With tuition at $7.00 per month, a basic education is within reach for a typical local family.
  • We provide free tuition for orphans and a Work-for-Education program for parents who cannot afford their children’s tuition.
  • Fully equipped school workshops to train students and make furniture for schools and goods for local markets.
  • Brought hydroelectricity substation to school and village
  • Computer lab teaches IT skills.
  • We have shipped over 300 computers to schools in Congo, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Liberia, and Kenya. 
  • We are continuing to build schools in other villages in Congo that are self supporting and self governing.
  • A medical complex to serve four rural villages is under construction.
  • How did we do it? It took 21 years of dedication, trial and error, technical innovation, the hard work of parents and students, and the generous contributions from our many friends.

Recent Highlights

 See Projects section for current progress updates in all countries.

Mali - Moringa Project

Mali children in Moringa treatment group 
Some of the children in the third clinical group to receive treatment with Moringa powder grown on Dia Farm. The project is now self sustaining! See Spring, 2015 Newsletter

D.R. Congo - New Workshops

New workshops on Myrt 1 Campus
Left: woodworking shop; right: welding shop, both open front for large projects.

Waza Alliance Trains Teachers

Teachers receive training 

Instructors from Waza Alliance, based in Indiana, taught teaching methods in seminars held on Myrt Campus for 146 area teachers. 783 teachers have now completed training since 2008. That means that tens of thousands of children have already benefited from more effective teachers.