BENEFITING: Giving Back Africa Inc
Giving Back to Africa (GBA) is a 501 (c) 3 US registered nonprofit organization that accepts tax deductible donations. GBA has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2007. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, GBA focuses on education and community building in the DRC by helping young people to become agents of change in their community and country. GBA’s work is achieved through partnering with schools in the DRC and working with these schools to create educational curriculums that focus on empowering students through teaching leadership, problem-solving and critical thinking skills and addressing community needs.
Starting in 2014, GBA has been implementing a 3-year Sustainability Curriculum at College des Savoirs that will culminate in the creation and maintenance of a student's’ learning garden. Through the learning garden, GBA will increase students’ leadership and management skills and improve the education and awareness of community malnutrition, nutrition needs, and overall community health. The garden will promote student exposure to community leaders, fostering more community/school collaboration and student interest in pursuing careers in agriculture. GBA demonstration garden projects at the school will encourage home gardening and food production through the planting of tree crops and indigenous plants and thereby reduce malnutrition among students and community members.
We have provided a list of what we need in order to build this learning garden at College des Savoirs in the DRC.
- Seedlings: $2,000
- Hand Trowels: 48 x $5 each = $240
- Shovels: 10 x $20 each = $200
- Wheelbarrows: 5 x $80 = $400
- Fence: $5,000
- Compost: 20 bags x $8 = $160
Thank you for taking the time to read our proposal and we appreciate any financial support towards creating this mutually beneficial student learning garden for both students and community members in the DRC. Through education and community building opportunities, we hope to create a better future for the Congolese youth.