Our focus is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, though we plan on our efforts going throughout all of French-speaking Africa.
The Three Points of the Heart of Africa Project
PROBLEM: No Books.
Elementary schools, unless supported by wealthy foundations, have only a few books. That was the primary request from schools we visited. Even universities have few books. If they have any, they are outdated, often from the time of Belgium’s rule.
A: Gather stories from the Congolese themselves, so that their books reflect their culture.
An infusion of books is prohibitively expensive and meets only part of the need. Our solution is to gather oral histories (working with FamilySearch.org) and select stories from these histories which can become books.