EMO-UK s currently fundraising for an agro-Pastoral project. This is aimed at training local people in the Territory of Fizi - DRC to effectivelly farm by combining crop production with animal keeping.
To support this project, please go to https://www.charitiestrust.
Compelled by the number of young people dropping out of school and the presence of many young people spending more time on streets and exposed to all sorts of crime, EMO-UK volunteers spend most of their time providing mentoring in local schools in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Newham.
This section of EMO-UK activities is very crutial but limited due to lack of funding.
EMO-UK was overwelmed by the suffering of local Women in Fizi-Itombwe whose husbands died as a result of the war started in 1996 by Laurent Kabila and his allies.
Why Fizi ?
In 2005 EMO-UK made a small funding available to GEADES with a mission to running a rotative micro-finance project for widows who needed most some help to sustain not only their lives but also that of their children.
The war that has caused the death of more than 5,000,000 Congolese since 1996 has left many children with no families to care for them. Since 2006, EMO-UK has helped 210 orphans to access Primary Education by providing schoo l fees. However, it has been impossible for EMO-UK to continue supporting pupils as they start Secondary Education due to limited funds available.Videos
In 2006, EMO-UK organised a three day seminar with all Local Leaders of Fizi. The aim of the seminar was to discuss together the vision of rebuilding Fizi-Itombwe. However, during discussions local leaders expressed reasons why Fizi has been left behind in matter of development. Four major reasons are as follow:
A report of this seminar can be read in French by clicking here
As outcome of the seminar, some people decided to devote their life into farming. One young man thought it would be helpful to start a radio broadcasting. He converted a radio receiver into a radion Transmittor which was able to transmit at 1km radius.
A Canadian charity working in Fizi was compelled by the idea and donated a radio transmittor broadcasting at 10km radius.