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Education is the Key to Freedom

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.

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  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 (in 2010) 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.
  • In 2010, brought hydroelectricity substation to school and village
  • Computer lab teaches IT skills and, in 2017, full Kahn Academy lessons for 1st through college levels in English and French.
  • 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.
  • Starting in 2017, WaMbuyu Tech is supporting a project under the direction of Mbuyu WaMbuyu (Puma, our founder) to build seven schools and a government polling center in the Kabongo Territory of DRC.
  • Nurturing projects in Mali, Cameroon, Kenya, and other regions of Congo, some of which are now independently operated.