Protecting our Children

Protect Project

Established 2013

International Development
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Poverty Relief

In 2015, the UN member states adopted 17 goals to end poverty and protect the planet. Likewise, Protect Project is working together with other organisations in he Democratic Republic of Congo to deliver 3 these goals.

Protect Project identified the following goals in addition to other causes that we are working in United Kingdom.

  • 4 – Quality Education
  • 5 – Gender Equality and
  • 6 –Clean Water and Sanitation

Quality Education 

As a matter of fact, education is power full tool to empower marginalised communities. In light of this, Protect Project is working to promote inclusive and quality education for all in DRC. Additionally, we are promoting lifelong learning to keep pace with developments worldwide.

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Why?

It is important for everyone to access education as it;

  1. Enables upward socioeconomic mobility which is a key to escaping poverty.
  2. Reduces inequalities and increases gender equality which is crucial to fostering tolerance and peaceful societies.

Gender Equality

Not only education, but equality also is vital if women and girls are to achieve full potential.

Why?

Again, disadvantages in education translate into lack of access to skills and limited opportunities in the labour market.

Equally, empowering women and girls is essential to expand economic growth and promote social development. Moreover, when the girl child is educated, they are able to quickly realise when they are being abused. This gives them full control and power to stand up and fight for their rights. By the same token, full participation of women in labour forces would improve national growth in many cases.

Clean Water and Sanitation

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As well as education and equality, clean water and sanitisation is key to good health.

Why?

Moreover, access to clean water is a human right. Uniquely, water is essential to poverty reduction, food security and peace. More and more countries face growing challenges linked to water scarcity, water pollution resulting in transboundary conflicts.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the African continent’s second largest country, and shares borders with nine other countries.  Although the DRC is enormously rich in natural resource such as gold, copper, cobalt and uranium, and approximately 34 percent of its territory is fertile, arable land, it is in fact extremely impoverished, with 70% of the population living under the poverty line, and the extreme poverty rate in DRC was at 73% in 2018, one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. (World Bank Group).