My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Congo Initiative, Germantown, WI, USA
I have been connected to Congo Initiative since it was simply a dream in the heart and mind of its founder, Dr. David Kasali. Growing up in Congo as a child, going through the conflicts of Independence, reading about and praying for DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo - and its peoples, and visiting eastern DRC numerous times in the past fifteen years, it is clear to me that what is needed is a revolution, not of tribalism with guns and machetes, but a revolution in ethical, principled leadership. This is what Congo Initiative is doing through its diverse programs, serving university students, women and children, the church, and emerging leadership. There are many good organizations working to improve the lives of those in Congo who have suffered greatly; Congo Initiative is not simply a good organization, it is GREAT, with principled leadership and a far-reaching vision that is being lived out daily.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
by witnessing the growth in character and competencies of emerging young leaders, and by working with and caring for the outstanding men and women and volunteers who are giving selflessly of their time and their talent for the well-being of the country.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I have no changes to suggest; the vision is excellent, the commitment by its staff and volunteers beyond reproach, and its implementation continues to move forward almost beyond CI's capacity to manage. More help is needed.
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How did you learn about this organization?
I know its founders, and dreamed and prayed with them since the beginning.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Funding for building and recruiting staff.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Developing students, implementing curriculum, reaching to the wider community.
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