Quaker Congo Partnership UK is an independent charity

Registered Charity Number: 1159781

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Our current priorities are to raise money for a new operating table and birthing chair and to equip the hospital with showers, washbasins and additional toilets.


Open Event: Addressing inequality and promoting peace
*** This Sunday *** Sunday 25th November

Kingston Upon Thames Friends Meeting House
Fairfield East ,Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT
11.45 - 4.00

Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) will introduce the theme speaking on privilege and historical injustice, how historical patterns can be overcome, and ways of building a world Quaker community that is loving and equal. This is the topic with which FWCC will be engaging Friends around the world leading up to the World Plenary Meeting in 2023 in Southern Africa Yearly Meeting.

There will be a Bring and Share lunch at 1.00 with Kingston Friends.

In the afternoon we will share information about the current work of Quaker Congo Partnership UK and there will be workshops and speakers on health, peace building, building capacity, microfinance and working with Quaker partners. 

 


We will share photos and information from our visit to Democratic Republic of Congo last November.

Kingston Friends welcome participants to join them for their Meeting for Worship at 10.00.

For more information and it will be helpful, though not essential, to let us know you are coming please contact Catherine Putz, Tel: 0778 306 0088 holtomputz@3-C.coop


Please click on the images below to read:

1. an illustrated report of our trustees' visit to the Congo in 2017

2. an excellent overview of our work, published in the Appropriate Technology journal.

  Alternative Technology

Men, women and children sing hymns as part of a church service during our 2017 visit to the Congo



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We also seek people with experience and knowledge of fund raising - especially relating to young people, food and agriculture - to suggest new events or campaigns that will help us better to support our projects.


Click on the picture below to read an article that describes the worsening security situation in the Congo and the reasons behind it.


A report of our previous visit to the Congo can be found here and a video is below.





The East of the Democratic Republic of Congo is still recovering from the African  War 1998 - 2003 in which 5,000,000 people died. In 2007 UK Quakers helped fund completion of a Peace Centre in Uvira and were impressed by the meticulous receipts sent for the work done. Two-way visits followed and, in 2009, UK and E Congolese Quakers formed the Quaker Congo Partnership, based on formal agreements that set out our shared roles and responsibilities for core projects. 

    
We now seek more trustees & associates with experience & enthusiasm to help in this work.

Trustees discern the charity's way  forward. As well as trustees with general skills, we are seeking a clerk or co-clerks with experience of Quaker business method to replace those whose terms of office are ending.  

Associates contribute their skills, mostly assessment, research, and translation in small groups which focus on particular projects or aspects of our work: hospital care, trauma counselling, micro-credit and fresh water... or on fund-raising, publicity, risk etc.  They're not final decision-makers but inform the Trustees' discernment.  

Interest in rural development in Africa is required. French is helpful but not essential. Quakers and non-Quakers are welcome.

If you would like to explore these roles, please contact Catherine Putz holtomputz@3-c.coop


People in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo continue to suffer immensely from violence, instability and poverty, and natural disaster as well - not least as a result of the calamitous wars in the region since 1998.

The Quakers of CEEACO in eastern Congo are working to rebuild their communities in peace, providing medical care, trauma counselling, income generating opportunities and other initiatives to benefit men, women and children of all religious and ethnic groups.

Please join us in supporting them in their important work.

 Doctors outside the Hospital
Within this website you will find information about us, our partners and their priority projects which we are supporting,  including regular news of how the projects and our partnership are progressing, and the impact our support is having.  You have the opportunity to donate now, online or by post, and to get involved to help us raise funds and awareness where you are, and among your networks - you will find additional information and resources among the Useful information and links to help you do so.

While you are here, please take a minute to use the guestbook to share your thoughts and views - and do please contact us with any queries or suggestions.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Young mother and baby 












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