Tuesday 26th March dawned bright and sunny for our annual Nebo house fundraiser. Students wore colourful mufti clothes and enjoyed a BBQ lunch as they raised money towards some of the many needs of people living in Butembo, in the very troubled region of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Under the leadership of Anglican Bishop Muhindo Isesomo, the church in Butembo cares for a stream of orphans, widows, displaced children and families who continue to endure long term suffering, insecurity and trauma.
This ongoing insecurity is closely linked to the vast mineral wealth in eastern DR Congo, and conflict surrounding its use. Despite high demand for these minerals, which are used in electronic goods and technological devices around the world, the majority of Congo’s 80 million people live in poverty.
Leading up to the fundraising day, staff and students prayed for DR Congo and learned more about this vast country in the centre of Africa.
By the end of Tuesday about $2600 was raised!
Thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful day and to such a worthwhile cause.