Ephphata School Solar Panels
With a reliable and sustainable source of electricity, the Ephphata School will be able to continue empowering deaf children in Lubumbashi with a quality education and vocation.
Congolese children with hearing loss face great challenges because they are often perceived as unintelligent and worthless. The Ephphata School has sought to empower children and young adults by helping them to see their value and potential, and teaching them how to support themselves in life. The school, however, is subject to the limited infrastructure of the DRC, which provides only inconsistent and weak electricity, hindering the school’s capacity.
The Ephphata School has installed solar panels to generate a clean, reliable, and sustainable source of electricity. The panels from the first two phases have made a big impact, having provided electricity for more than half of the school’s classrooms, and the carpentry and sewing workshops for young adults. We are now moving on to the final phase, which will install new solar panels to power the school’s dormitory and remaining classes.
How Your Gift Helps!
Your support will have lifelong impacts on the children and their ability to find future employment, and will have spillover effects for the entire community.
100% Of Your Donation
will be used to improve the lives of children in the Congo, thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead.
International Needs Canada is a charitable Christian organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001