16,000 “Internally Displaced People” live in Camps IN Bunia town; everything’s needed, and remarkably appreciated, especially with the simplicity of children.
War, or no war, beating drums call children to school. The UN is gone, and no NGOs are around; we’re where we’ve committed to be, where we’re most needed.
War rages on between Lendu and Hema, and refugee camps litter the landscape; childrens lives’ are sad and difficult, providing Joy is a top priority of ours.
We support sports, even during this war in Eastern Congo. Dalasgia (Luma) wins 3-0 against Ariwara, 2 local towns; and Congo Independence celebration followed.
Ituri region is at war, but our CEO brought Frisbees to cheer up students in the midst of it; water, light, yes there’s essentials with priority, but JOY can’t be forgotten either.
Where complicated infrastructure is impossible a "waka waka" provides the light needed for a child to study at night, who otherwise cannot!
OUR BEEKEEPING SPRING DRIVE FOR FUNDS is for us to bring the skill of beekeeping to jobless African youth; and simultaneously assist the West with its "hive collapse", which Africa does NOT suffer from:
Frisbees for kids in remote areas with little else, accessible only by motorbike; our CEO-Founder, Candace, never bulks at discomfort in accomplishing our Missions.
JLP CEO-Founder Candace w/Physical Director "Boys Club of NYC", Matt Hickey, and Harlem's Amar Kelly holding our brochure, created the most energetic Charity Ride ever at Soulycycle.
The Boys Club of NY and the Bronx Early College Academy students along with many others rode their hearts out to raise funds for our Projects in Africa.
Children's rights and Education, especially girls, who have it hardest, is our primary concern; not just physically improving their schools and environment, but educating their teachers, leaders so signs like this don't exist. And why a presence on the ground is needed.
Water isn't just a problem in Capetown, but all of Africa, and worse each year. A Dutch NGO " Tusaidiane" is trying a computerized system; we'll be "water harvesting" at St. Anthony's Girls School in a more culturally sensitive, simpler way.
Bees are a global crisis; hive collapse is everywhere but Africa, yet its youth needs job. An Apiarist in Africa can support a family or two, honey's an expensive commodity in their capital cities. And we might be needing African honey soon!!
HELP US DO OUR GOOD WORK: Get a ticket, ride with us Feb. 25th, 2:30
The exploitation of pygmies is an old concern of our Founder's; she partnered w/St. Joseph de Cluny Sisters in Cameroun to build Kaigama Agricultural Center for the Baka. Cluny Blog: http://kaigama-bertoua.blogsport.fr/2015/02/connaissez-vous-candace-sharsu.html Now JLP will address education for Efe pygmies in the Itrui forest, and improve their Clinic.
New Toilets-showers are important; as is the heart and hope, and for that, Chess sets & "Queen of Katwe" Dvd. True story about a poor Ugandan girl who became a Chess Master.
Among Labwor people: An ex-Leprosarium, turned Health Clinic, gets new Toilets-Showers thanks to the combined efforts of JLP and the Hilton Foundation.
Our CEO Candace hand-delivered school supplies, assuring their destination. Hurricane Matthew violently erased Haiti's South. Families are still living under tarps.
World Bank, UNHCR and JLP asessing needs and problems concerning Sudanese Refugees in Aba, Congo DRC. JLP already secured "Emergency Funds" that arrived in August.
Water's Life!...as you can see, with the four 10,000 liter "rain tanks" we had installed at Adumi school (a kilometer from Congo); brushing teeth, for bathing, washing clothes, cooking....ETC.