Once a year, every year, we gather. We just finished our annual conference, bringing together over 120 Justice Rising teachers and staff from around North Kivu for five days of professional development, teambuilding and refreshment.Read More
Give today to help a child go to school.Read More
Our students are some of the most incredible and resilient kids you could ever meet. While they’ve endured unimaginable challenges, they don’t see life’s obstacles as the end of their story.Read More
For students emerging from under the shadow of war, the journey from fear to confidence is not an easy one. Yet across Justice Rising’s schools, stories abound of young lives embracing a new kind of normal—one infused with hope.
By Justice Rising Leadership Development Program Manager, Liz LampenRead More
This is Mapenzie. She’s 10 years old and, more than anything, she wanted the opportunity to go to school. As one of nine children in her family though, her parents could never afford to send her or her siblings to school. However, Mapenzie is a fiercely determined girl…Read More
What kind of education is possible in war zones? What kind of teachers work there? What kind of school can you build?
By Justice Rising Schools Director, Ee-reh Owo.Read More
During the few months, the outbreak of Ebola in Congo has been the topic of many major news publications. We've highlighted a couple articles if you'd like to read more about how the outbreak is affecting Congo.Read More
This is Esther. At nine years old, she’s never had an opportunity to go to school. Esther was born in a time of war, and for much of her young life, she’s run from conflict...Read More
We entered the country on a Tuesday.
Crossing the border went off without a hitch.
But this trip was different than most. The devastation served as a constant reminder that we were there for the sole purpose of supporting at-risk students, and that, most of all – “it’s worth it.”Read More
We're excited to announce the official launch of our annual Expand Campaign! Last year, we raised more than $60K through the Expand Campaign. This year, we plan to double it! Throughout the month of April, every dollar given will be MATCHED up to $60K!Read More
During the last month, both the Congo and Syria have been the topic of many major news publications. We've highlighted a couple articles if you'd like to read more about how the conflicts have been intensifying.Read More
This is Kristof, and he is from Mugunga. At four years old, Kristof is teeming with spunk and energy – and he is overcoming the odds. His mother works as a prostitute, and he’s never known his father.Read More
Starting this April, we’re excited to announce that we’re kicking off our second annual Expand Campaign!
Since the start of our organization, our projects have steadily grown in Congo. And recently, through your support, we have been able to expand our program efforts to Syria and Iraq!Read More
Over the past few of weeks, we (Cassandra and Edison) have been traveling throughout Iraq and Syria developing relationships with our local partners on the ground and to check out the schools Justice Rising will be partnering with to rebuild and sponsor.Read More
Do you ever wonder, in the middle of the jungle, what girls do while they’re on their period? They can’t just run to the store and pick up a pack of tampons.
As a part of our Water, Sanitation and Health (WaSH) program, we train girls and women how to stay clean and safe during their monthly cycle.Read More