GABKUL FOUNDATION HAS INVESTED IN
A. Awarness and Treatment of Disease
Some infectious diseases can be destructive to the health of a healthy person causing disability and death. With the Health Care Center of Bongolo (HCCB), we treat diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and other parasites that are able to cause a major death and disability to a human being. We take care of Poor communities surrounded by the poorest people with fewest material, physical and financial resources, who represent the greatest target of infectious diseases such as; thyroid fever; malnutrition; verminosis; amebiasis; poliomyelitis; tuberculosis, malaria, and AID/HIV. Nowadays, the health problem Congolese poorest population facing is caused by a lack of drugs and proper treatment. With our limited medical resources, we ensure that these populations can actually get access to vital medicines like any other human being. Every day, every hour, every week, more than thousand children, women and men of Congo die from easily preventable disease. We can all prevent this from happening if you join us today and support our work.
B. Manufacturing and Free Distribution of Orthopedic Apparels
The Concept of disability and the way they cope with it, depends on the culture and region. However; it is mainly considered as negative in Africa. Disabled people in the Democratic Republic of Congo experience considerable isolation and encounter negative social behaviors. According to a Congolese belief, disability is a curse and a punishment from God. People with disabilities represent an evil spirit, and some spend their whole lives hidden at home with their parents and families. Since 1998 Gabkul Foundation has been locally manufacturing and providing prosthetic fitting, orthotic fitting–shoes, artificial hands and legs for handicapped and physically challenged people. We also have been providing wheelchairs, locally-crafted leg braces, orthopedic braces, walkers and lifts for no cost. We cannot love and serve these children when we are afraid of them, or afraid of how different they look from us. These physically disabled children need opportunity, not sympathy, please Join us today.
C. Providing Affordable Services and Training Program to Women
More than ten years of continuous war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) have led to the death of over six million people since 1998. Many have died from malnutrition and lack of access to humanitarian and medical assistances. Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped and cut with machetes by rebels and ethnic militias. These unfortunate female victims of rape are systematically rejected by their husbands and society. They suffer both incredible physical and psychological damage. They are often faced with unwanted pregnancies and infected with sexually transmitted diseases. Getting healed from such a psychological disorder can only take place with social supports coming from all of us. Gabkul Foundation helps these victims of rape and domestic violence by providing them with timely medical and psychological rehabilitation assistance; vocational training and micro-loan programs.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, most physically disabled children don't even have a chance to finish primary school because the society believes Disability equals Inability; or disable people do not need to be educated and they are something less than human. On the other hand, parents are more concern about the education, and expect their disable child to have access to appropriate education because they do believe, Education equals Hope and Future. As a result of this erroneous assumption against disable children ability to learn, more than 70% of disable children in Congo are analphabet. Our mission is to help the communities to adapt their customary education to the needs of disabled children, and to understand these children are often very talented. We work together with parents and communities to ensure that, these children have access to a range of educational opportunities, which can best help them fulfill their learning potential. We also help parents with our limited financial resources to cover 25% of school fees.
F. Vocational Training for Orphans and Homeless Children
We offer Training and counseling street children and out-of-school youth in vocational training and life skills. The vocational center offers twelve months training programmes specialising in essential skills such as; computer, shoe-making, tailoring,
carpentry, mechanics, masonry, wood-working, domestic
electrical installations, gardening, ceramics, agriculture and
cooking. This Vocational training has an immediate effect for the person being trained because he or she acquires skills, which will make it easier to get employment or to create self-employment. These Congolese children of impoverished communities will have the opportunity to reach their full potential through training with your help.