Action and Development for Africa (AADFA) is a charitable organisation that conducts its activities in The East of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC), Northern province of Kivu-Goma (Goma is a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo). It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi).
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. From 1971 to 1997 it was known as Zaïre.
ADFA is an organisation created to deal with the socio-economic problems, including rape and sexual violation, which are often experienced by women in the province of North Kivu (Goma).
We have already completed several actions for vulnerable families in various areas including education for girls, and supporting women with capital to pursue their small businesses.
We currently work in Goma – Northern Province, with our activities in city of Goma in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The mission of ADFA is to help vulnerable families. Survivors of rape and sexual assault in particular are a focus, as we assist girls and enable them to integrate more readily into Congolese society.
This is through education, improvements in health and housing, food self- sufficiency and environmental protection of natural resources.
At ADFA, we:
- Promote African culture and help Africans youth to understand Australian value
- aim to protect and promote education for vulnerable girls while maintaining cultural values.
- aim to strengthen the capacity of individuals to actively participate in this self-development.
- contribute to increase awareness of sexual assault by educating women on their own rights, and contributing to their socio-economic development.
Our main objectives are to:
- accompany and support the education process for girls, both formal and vocational, through a sustainable development program, including modern schools.
- build the socio-economic capacities of the most vulnerable families.
- organise and educate around activities related to sustainable development.
- support vulnerable people including orphans, widows, and street children.
- promote gender equality.
- educate and protect against HIV/AIDS and other epidemics.