Sange is a village located in the territory of Uvira, Province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The population of Sange has been affected by the different wars in the DRC from 1996 to 2006, then a truck that was transporting gasoline had an accident in Sange, the population had to take fuel and the gasoline caught fire and killed many people, recently a person armed with a weapon killed more than 20 people especially women and children in Sange. All this has made the population of Sange live in total insecurity which has caused poverty and malnutrition.
To reduce poverty in Sange and helping vulnerable children who are suffering, MHCD started a Nursery and Primary School called Dietsch Academy. The MHCD Dietsch Academy Primary School in Sange helps children with free education and those who suffer from malnutrition we help them with food and medical care. This program helps to fight against poverty specially to promote education and health among children in Sange. With this education program we have managed to save many human lives in Sange. Every year 150 to 200 students receive free education and health care in Sange village. The Sange Education program is supported by Nathan Dietsch.
Am very happy to inform you that to fight against poverty and promote women’s activities in Sange we started a Tailoring Training Centre and sewing for women and girls and a computer training Centre for youth.
We have started to train the women and single mothers whose children suffer from malnutrition and who received the nutritional and medical care at MHCD Sange Nutritional Centre. We have sensitised them so that they can do the tailoring training, they have accepted. They started to come two days a week for the treatment of their children who suffer from malnutrition and 3 days a week for the tailoring training. After 6 months of training they succeeded and finished the training and now they started to sew and make the clothes themselves. Everyday they get people from Sange village and other villages in Ruzizi Valley who come with clothes to sew, This program helps them to become self financing and self help. Am very happy to inform you that they are now trained tailors, they know how to make clothes and we are very happy to see them sewing and making clothes. Their children no longer suffer from malnutrition, now they have money to buy food for their children, they make clothes for their children, they send their children to school and they have a good and normal life. The tailoring training program helped them alot to come out of poverty.
We thank MHCD Australia Support Association for donating us with sewing machines that helped us to training Sange students in Tailoring.The machines were great help to us. We thank Bethesda Ministries International for supporting nutritional program in Sange. We thank Nathan Dietsch for supporting educational program and orphaned children in Sange.