FAPE – Congo (DRC)

Established in 2004, the organization Active Women for the Protection of the Environment (translated from French) is established in Mboko, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province, as a non-political, not-for-profit organization.

FAPE is committed to promoting women’s rights with the aim of helping Congolese women become self-reliant, free and independent, capable of defending their rights and that of their children’s while engaging in self-management and community development.

FAPE in 2018

5 + 5

Employees and volunteers

Over 19,000 people served

By the humanitarian support services developed by FAPE

49 people served

By the education and training activities implemented by FAPE (41 indirect beneficiaries)

Programmes and Activities 2018

  • Literacy course
  • Promotion of female leadership
  • Project to improve quality of healthcare services at Mboko’s health centre
  • Start of a kindergarten building project in Mboko

Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes

4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (…)

Related Activities

FAPE believes that the success of the future generation depends on the actions implemented today, especially through education, a fundamental empowerment tool. This is why the organization is committed to educating women and girls to achieve a more sustainable community development. The literacy courses, women’s leadership promotion workshops and the quality of care project implemented by the organization have, as a whole, contributed to SDG 4 (Quality education) and more specifically to targets 1, 2, and 5, as well as SDG 5 (Gender equality) targets 1 and 6.

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Registered organization to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Contact Information

  • Address: Mboko, Q.I, Fizi, South-Kivu – Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Contact: Zawadi Nawenga, coordinator : fapeasbl@outlook.com

Some of the projects or activities currently running in FAPE – Congo (DRC)

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