Okongo is a non-profit organization committed to elevating the quality of life of the Congolese people through better access to education.

Our current project:

School Supplies for Kinshasa's Slums

Many children attend Mfumu Kitengo Primary School in the outskirts of Kinshasa, but they lack the most basic school supplies - pens, pencils, notebooks, textbooks... Okongo is gathering donated school supplies here in the US to ship to the students at Mfumu Kitengo School. The project will help the kids obtain a basic education, so they may break the cycle of poverty and become productive Congolese citizens.

The mission is simple but its impact is huge. We depend upon your compassion and generosity so please, make a donation.

Education is Key

Did you know that since 1998 an estimated 3 to 5 million Congolese have died from direct and indirect consequences of war in the DRC? Many Americans are unaware of these horrific statistics, and the US and world media are doing little to report the ongoing crisis. A big part of Okongo's mission is to raise awareness as a first step toward effective policies and interventions.

Okongo's founder, Wemba-koy Okonda, regularly attends events to educate people about the many social crises within the DRC including war, conflict minerals, rape, child soldiers and poverty. To schedule Wemba-koy to speak at your event, please email him at wembakoy@okongo.org.