Purpose: To provide training and support for women to develop self-sustaining vocational skills
Activities for the generation of income Cost: $1,500
Baking (Preparation of bread and cakes)
Sewing and tie-dying of African style garments:
Need: Supplies: cloth in yards (bolts of material) & other incidentals: threads, needles, scissors, dye, nylon thread, patterns, etc.
Embroidery machine 162.08 MCSA
Hemming machine 162.09 MCSA
Materials: slats, pens, gloves, colors plastic basins, face masks
Crochet Need: Crochet threads, needles 162.11 MCSA
Rationale: The Center is a well designed program to assist women who are homeless and/or in poverty learn to develop a life skill that will earn a decent income for them and their families. Supporting this proven program can encourage expanding their services and it could be used as a template for other programs such as the center in the Ngama community.
Project: Christian Education for Children in Wembo Nyama Area
Purpose: To encourage and support a program of Christian Education in the Wembo-Nyama area that has an abundance of children living near the mission center and in the nearby villages.
Materials to support the curriculum. This would include such things as visuals (posters, books, flannel graphs, coloring pages), Bibles or portions of scripture, craft and recreational supplies. Cost: $75/month
Wembo Nyama Ed Materials 162.12
Rationale: Wembo has been called the “cradle of Methodism” and “Spiritual Heart” of the Congo. Because of early missionary work, Wembo has been a center of education and spiritual direction. Many leaders in the church, government and society have originated out of the Wembo area. One can only imagine how the impact could be even great if children were taught the stories of scripture and encouraged in their relationships with God at an even younger age. While the children are welcome in the church service, a “Sunday School” or midweek opportunities for children are not offered at present. Few materials such as posters, Bible story books and other visuals are available.
Project: Minga Medical Support
Kerosene refrigerator to store vaccines & medications and a way to transport to remote areas Cost: $500 162.13 Minga Refrigerator
Solar power – assure operating room has sufficient power
Cost: TBD 162.14 Minga Solar
Rationale: Because of early missionary work a hospital was built in these villages that provide medical care for large populations coming from surrounding villages. The Hospitals need major repairs as well as supplies/resources. Our support represents our desire to encourage the staff in their work as we determine if and how we can respond to long term needs in these areas.
The Mbudi Technical School
300 students, including Kindergarten, primary, Middle School and Technical high school, attend the Mbudi School using two shifts to use the buildings better. The first primary classes) is 7:30 to 12 and the other (older children) runs the afternoon. Their system begins with Kindergarten, years 3-5. For the kindergarten students learn counting, speaking language correctly, alphabet, colors, & using their hands to make things.
Tuition Cost: $76 per year/student spread over three semesters.
Student Scholarship: $76/year CCP 162.16 Mbudi
We believe the school can have a very positive impact on the lives of many children and can grow in a self-supporting process. The projects are ideal in scope for Church partnership and teacher visitation ministries.
Upgrade the Electrical Training Program, $5500
Classroom equipment and supplies for the teacher, $1500
CCP 162.17 Mbudi
Student toolkits, basic equipment like meters, pliers, screwdrivers, etc. 90 students x $45 = $4000 CCP 162.18 Mbudi
Upgrade the Automotive Program, $6000.
Buy an old, running car to work on (there’s a lot of them!), $1500
CCP 162.19 Mbudi
Tools and supplies for the instructor, $2000 CCP 162.20 Mbudi
Campus guard/sentinel to be added, $500/yr. CCP 162.21 Mbudi
Automotive toolkit for each student. 40 students x $50 = $2000 CCP 162.22 Mbudi
Upgrade the Business/Commercial Program, $12,100
Computers with Excel and QuickBooks to teach accounting & math
6 Computers at $1800 each with SW = $10,800 CCP 162.23 Mbudi
French text books on commerce & small business 20 x $40 = $800 CCP 162.24 Mbudi
Internet connectivity - better education and communication. $500 CCP 162.25 Mbudi
Primary School teacher Training Program, $3000
CCP 162.26 Mbudi
Major need is supplies and textbooks
Sewing (Couture) $1500 COMPLETED! CCP 162.27 Mbudi
Electric/treadle Sewing machine 6 at $240/each
Construction: six new classrooms for technical programs, $18,000. During AM all class buildings are for the lower grades. This would allow the school to add about 150 students, which would increase programs and make it more self-sustaining.
CCP 162.28 Mbudi