Jacques Balibanga recalls the dire situation when the Church of the Nazarene first entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“In 1990, there were many conflicts in the eastern DRC," said Balibanga, previously district superintendent to the churches in Central North Kivu, and now the education coordinator for the Africa Central Field. "Many people ran from the violence in their villages and came to stay here in Goma. There was a big number of kids without parents. Some of them were orphans and others didn’t know where their parents went.”
In addition to these problems, there were too many children without proper education, and there were not enough schools in the DRC for them.
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