Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo, often referred to as Congo Kinshasa after its capital, has effectively been a war zone since its independence from Belgium in 1960 and in the decades that preceded its independence, this vast and resource rich nation was pillaged by the King of Belgium for his own personal gain.

Today Congo Kinshasa is ranked in joint bottom place together with Niger of 186 countries and territories in 2013 by the HDI (Human Development Index) measured by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the World Bank which is based upon the life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and living standards of a country.

This makes it the very worst country in the world to live. Millions have died in its wars, often fuelled by neighbouring states, leaving 15% of all children in the country as orphans. That's five million children, the population of an entire nation such as Scotland.

Many areas of Congo Kinshasa are dangerous to work in and only organisations such as the Red Cross have volunteer work opportunities in such regions, however elsewhere there are a number of volunteer work projects working in education, supporting orphaned and abandoned children and improving access and knowledge about health care.. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Congo Kinshasa let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!



Volunteer Work Congo Kinshasa
 
 
 

Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

 


JPF

Volunteer Work Congo Kinshasa: Jatukik Providence Foundation

The Jatukik Providence Foundation has a range of volunteer projects including teaching and orphans.
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PISRF

Volunteer Work Congo Kinshasa: PISRF

Health care volunteer work in Lubambashi, Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Volunteer Congo Kinshasa

If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in the Democratic Republic of Congo better known as Congo Kinshasa check out our Congo Kinshasa profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Congo Kinshasa.

Congo Kinshasa Profile