Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country Profile

Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in central Africa and is a landlocked country. It is bordered by the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Angola. It is 905,400 square miles. The capital is Kinshasa, home to 12 million people. A vast river basin, a major valley, high plateaus, three mountain ranges, and a low coastal plain are among the country's major geographic features. The middle Congo basin, a wide rolling plain with an average elevation of around 1,700 feet above sea level, makes up the majority of the country. Congo’s climate is tropical and humid.
Virunga National Park, Mount Nyiragongo, and Garamba National Park are just some of the landmarks in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate is widely equatorial. The southern areas are cooler than the northern areas. The ethnic groups in Congo are the Kongo with the subgroups Sundi, Lali, Kougni, Bembe, etc. The languages in Congo are the Bantu languages. Two common languages are Lingala and Kituba. The population distribution is very uneven, since the majority lives in the southwestern area. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a republic. The president is elected for a maximum of two seven-year terms and is both chief of state and head of government, and leads the executive branch of government. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the president. The Senate and the National Assembly make up the legislative branch, and members are elected to six-year mandates.

POPULATION

92,888,530 as of 2021

CAPITAL

Gaborone, Kinshasa

CURRENCY

Congolese franc

FUN FACT

Kinshasa is the world's second-largest French-speaking city.

Our Efforts

Problems Observed

Democratic Republic of Congo is looking forward to improved health, nutrition, education and access to water (basic social services). Education still has a long way to go. Improvement can still be made in Congo when it comes to education. More educational resources can be offered and more instruction and courses can be offered, which is why Strive2Thrive edu helps with educational aspects of Congo.



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Our Response

General Summary of our work:
Strive2Thrive Edu collaborates with Congo-based nonprofits that assist underserved areas. Tutoring and video classes are among the educational alternatives we offer. This is done to guarantee that students in these communities have an equal chance at future achievement. As a result of our efforts, we hope that children will learn more successfully. Strive2Thrive Edu provides classes in a variety of disciplines because we want students to be able to go after their interests while also receiving a decent education.

Importance of our work section and some of the impacts:
Strive2Thrive Edu goes a long way toward assisting people in need, particularly students and their families who are financially strapped. We seek to assist students who want to excel in their academics and prepare for future achievement through a variety of programs available to them. Strive2Thrive Edu is working hard to guarantee that every student has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Section:

No Poverty
Description of what the goal is(write the target):

  • 1.1 ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY
  • 1.2 REDUCE POVERTY BY AT LEAST 50%
  • 1.4 EQUAL RIGHTS TO OWNERSHIP, BASIC SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES

How we are advancing it/how does our work relate:
Strive2Thrive Edu provides support to Democratic Republic of Congo. The resources are vital since they aid in the reduction of extreme poverty. We help meet the basic requirements of those in need, such as food and other necessities. We donate technology and work to put individuals in Congo in positions to use it and receive assistance. Strive2Thrive Edu has made a big contribution to Congo poverty alleviation efforts

Quality Education
Description of what the goal is(write the target):

  • 4.1 FREE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • 4.3 EQUAL ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 4.4 INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH RELEVANT SKILLS FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS
  • 4.5 ELIMINATE ALL DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION

How we are advancing it/how does our work relate:
Strive2Thrive Edu offers a diverse choice of classes in Congo, as well as a huge number of tutors that are ready to teach students in these subjects. This training is provided to students in Congo at no cost. Strive2Thrive Edu makes no discrimination, as this training is available to anybody in Congo who is interested in learning. We value education and are happy to provide it to those who require it

Reduced Inequalities
Description of what the goal is(write the target):

  • 10.1 REDUCE INCOME INEQUALITIES
  • 10.3 ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND END DISCRIMINATION

How we are advancing it/how does our work relate:
Community development is one of Strive2Thrive Edu's three pillars. This means that we place a high priority on ensuring that everyone is treated equally and given equal access to opportunities. We do this by providing coaching in a wide range of subjects. We have a large number of instructors who can teach students and help them improve their knowledge. Strive2Thrive Edu works towards the goal that all students have equal access to resources in Congo.

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