Hike for Congo is a fundraiser for Congo Activists of Michigan's Congo Connect project.
Congo Connect advances the cause of social justice in the Congo through creative and innovative means using art, music, and technology to promote social justice. One such innovative effort is the establishment of Social Justice Networking Centers (SJNC) to serve primarily the youth but also other sectors of the Congolese society.
The Social Justice Networking Centers will be equipped with computers, cellphones, digital cameras, and an internet connection, and will serve as spaces for exchange of ideas, learning, training, activism, communication and the promotion of social justice and progressive ideas.
No such centers or units exist currently in the Congo. The central overriding purpose of the cells is to serve as a social space for reflection on the challenges of the Congo, for the exchange of ideas, civic education, and training.
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