Monies raised from the CC4A Auction and BBQ will go to support projects in Africa.

Canadian Communities 4 Africa Hope Society (CC4A) supports health and education in Burundi and DR Congo

CC4Africa is a small NGO but has made a positive contribution to health and education projects in communities in Burundi and DR Congo.

CC4Africa is a small NGO but has made a positive contribution to health and education projects in communities in Burundi and DR Congo. Founded in Bella Coola in 2007 as Bella Coola 2 Africa, the society has changed its name to reflect the support of people across Canada.

By participating in the Society’s fund raising and by sponsoring children, over the last seven years Bella Coola’s residents have made a huge difference in the lives of women and children in post-war times in these countries, where instability is still an ongoing issue.

For Gitega Health Centre in Burundi the Society has raised enough money to complete the maternity ward (Phase Three), the latest in a series of projects there. The Society completed Phase One of the Health Centre in 2008. An NGO in the UK, Emerge Poverty Free, completed Phase Two.

The remaining obstacle has been the lack of adequate electrical power. To date power is being provided by generators but is not sufficient to operate x-ray or ultrasound equipment. CC4 Africa has raised $15,000 in 2014 to match a private US donation, which will enable the purchase the necessary equipment to connect the Health Centre to the Gitega power grid.

At Emmanuel Centre Children’s Home near Marungu on the High Plateau in Eastern DR Congo, CC4A administers the sponsorships of 50 children. This support pays for their food, clothing and school supplies. Funds for the school fees are also raised, which in turn provides for the salaries of 10 teachers at the Emmanuel School. Guaranteeing the teachers’ salaries for the year gives them stability and job security. 114 children from Marungu and outlying areas also attend the school and benefit from the continuing well-being of the teachers.

In New Hope Centre in Bujumbura, Burundi, CC4A also supplies the funding for uniforms, shoes and school supplies for 21 children.

CC4A is committed to the mission to help families in need, especially women and children, deal with the challenges of rebuilding their lives in the post-war environment.  We believe that by improving access to better health care and education, CC4A actively supports their desire to see positive changes in their lives.

Please come out and support Canadian Communities 4 Africa at the fundraising Barbecue and Auction on Saturday, August 23, to be held at Bella Coola Grizzly Tours in Hagensborg. Funds raised at this event will help the children from both schools to continue their education in the 2014/15 school year.

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