TMB sends wishes of a good school year to the children of Ndako Ya Bana

17.09.2018, Kinshasa, DRC – Kinshasa school project ‘Ndako ya bana’, proudly supported by TMB since its founding, has just started its third school year.

The new school year has started for children enrolled in the Ndako ya bana school and TMB is delighted to renew our support for the organisation during the 2018-2019 school year.

Ndako ya bana means “Children’s Home” in Lingala. Ndako ya bana is an educational centre for disadvantaged children. The project applies Montessori materials and pedagogy, which is an active pedagogy, open to the world, that facilitates the development of children’s’ autonomy.

The school currently welcomes 32 disadvantaged children from the commune of Kintambo, in Kinshasa. The project’s first intake are already entering primary school.

As part of their enrolment, each enrolled child receives an annual medical examination. Everyone gets a daily balanced menu, with two meals, lunch, and snack. Clothes are distributed to families. In addition, various activities are organised including a Christmas gift distribution project, a carnival party, dance classes, and more.

In the long-term the project is aiming to open a school for children aged up to 12 years, with three classrooms: 3-6 years, 6-9 years, and 9-12 years. A second objective of the project is to launch adult literacy classes for parents of the school’s children.

Please find herewith a link to a video of the 2017-2018 school year.

Accessible education for all in Congo is essential to secure a brighter future for the country and its people, and for that reason TMB is committed to supporting projects such as Ndako ya bana. For more information on Ndako ya bana, including on how you can support the organisation’s activities, please contact:
[email protected]