In 2015, Uplift a Child International had a stall set up in the exhibition hall in San Antonio Convention center during the SDA World Conference which was attended by 100,000 people. During that time, one of the delegate from DR Congo have approached us for help to his country people. We originally said no. But that person was very persistent due to the sad situation. We were very touched with his determination and then sent one of our director from India to visit DR Congo, spend 3 weeks to verify all the information received is correct. Our representative actually visited all the 100 families selected to ensure all are there and gave them the hope and support.
Officially we have registered Uplift a Child Congo in the country and have started our operations from 2016 January with the help of Dechy Chinyabuuma, our country Director in DR Congo. All of our children are currently going to school in Buyakiri village which is 80 kms from Bukavu. We are happy to see them go to School.