Thanks to donations from some very generous supporters, Congo Orphans Trust has been able to buy school supplies for many of the orphans in Beni who have been affected by the recent massacres.
School bags, books, pens, pencils, slates and chalk were just some of the items given to the children so they can go to school and continue their education.
At Congo Orphans Trust we really believe that the best way we can help these orphans is to give them an education. If you would like to donate just £3 per month to Congo Orphans Trust then we can pay the school fees for 1 orphan to go to school, changing their life for the better.
Over the past year increasing numbers of deadly attacks in the town of Beni, where I spent much of my time when I was in the Congo, have left more than 200 children orphaned.
I won't post photos of the attacks on here as they are incredibly graphic and very, very sad but if you would like to read about the attacks by rebels on the Congolese people then please read about it here:
These orphans are now living at a number of different orphanages in Beni including Paida, Siwako, Mamma Monique's, Mamma Noella's and a new orphanage specially set up for orphans of the massacre victims called Mamma Marie's.
We have been doing what we can to help these orphans including buying food and clothes and thanks to an order of another 10 water filters from Friendly water for the world we have been able to pay the registration fees to send 28 orphans to school.
We now desperately need more funding to help cover the school fees for these children over the next year. If anyone can help by donating just £3 pounds every month to send a child to school that would be amazing. Such a small amount can make such a huge difference in a child's life.