Our activities in DR Congo
Francesco Cavalieri, a Conceptionist Missionary, arrived in Kinshasa in February of 1992, just six months before the "pillage" (the great looting of the city by residents of the slums with the connivance of the army). Despite many teething problems and the war (1998 - 2002) he succeeded with the help of his confreres and aspirants to religious life, as well as the collaboration of Dokita, to give concrete answers to some problems facing the country, such as that of abandoned children (orphans or street-liks) and the health of children. He gave birth in Kinshasa to two shelters, a school that accompanies the children from elementary school to high school graduation; the OSPEOR association that cares for nearly 400 street children and orphans, and a 15 bed Clinic with a maternity ward and pediatric ward in Makala, one of the 24 neigborhoods of Kinshasa. Dokita has been supporting activities in Kinshasa ever since 1999 by managing the Remote Support project for sreeet children (The OSPEOR activity is financed largely with revenue of SAD). Dokita Trentino Alto Adige has submitted a decentralized cooperation project to the authorities of the Trentino/Alto Adige Region for an expansion of the structure in Makala. January will witness the inauguration of the “Maternity” department with 32 beds (the work was completed in November of 2008). Dokita meanwhile has launched a fundraising drive for the operating rooms to complete the work that will help "Ngondo Mary" qualify as a second level hospital facility.
Projects in DR Congo
SAD (Remore support)
street children (OSPEOR) (only in italian)