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
Greg & Colette Branch Out
RIVE Kandale Project
will become an independent organization!
We will miss them on our board of directors.
Story to follow.
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Success School in Mankon
Amsale Kassa and Athanasius Awasom
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Art For Africa
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- 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
- 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
- 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.
Projects section for current progress updates in all
Mali - Moringa Project
Some of the children in the third
clinical group to receive treatment with Moringa powder grown on Dia
D.R. Congo - New Workshops
Left: woodworking shop; right:
welding shop, both open front for large projects.
Waza Alliance Trains Teachers
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.