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FEDA is created on September 8, 2007, on the occasion of International Literacy Day as necessary to promote education, combating forms of violence committed against women and Girls and provide the generating income opportunities for women and girls, who, because of the conflict were denied education and now need support for their help in rebuilding their lives.

FEDA is working on adult literacy and vocational trainings, peacebuilding, Education support of Girls orphaned by the war, Gender based violence, Advocacy, Health and environment.

Recently, our organization has set-up a new program CBR ( Community based rehabilitation ) to deal with in efforts to change community behaviour (attitudes, knowledge and skills ), including that of people with disabilities, to enable the community to participate effectively in programmes concerning disability issues and the improvement of the quality of life of PWDs.

The program will be dealing with the Rights of people with disabilities, Inclusive education , Health and physical readaptation, Vocational training for persons living with disabilities, Special education, Education support of children with disabilities in formal and special education and Economic empowerment of families of children with disabilities.


Creation and status:

FEDA is a not for profit, non-governmental and non-political organization created in September 2007 at the occasion of the International Literacy Day. FEDA is established under dispositions of the law N0. 004/2001 recognizing establishment of non profit organizations in Democratic Republic of Congo and authorized to function under decision N0.5072/BUR/AT/TF-SK/2009

FEDA goals are:

To enhance women self-esteem, ability to read instructions and civic documents, 
To enhance women ability to learn new things to help them expand their knowledge for the betterment of their lives.

This because 
Literacy provides people with the option of becoming members of a self-confident and informed populace that can understand issues, represent themselves, take responsibility for self-improvement and family health, and better participate in civic affairs. 

FEDA purposes are:

  • To create an environment where women demand knowledge and information, empowering themselves to change their lives
  • To inculcate in women the confidence that change is possible, if women work collectively
  • To spread the message that education of women is a pre-condition for fighting against their oppression
  • To highlight the plight of the girl child and stress the need for education as a way of addressing the issue
  • To contributing to the goals of international literacy day 

This because 
The percentage of female literacy is poor due to the different societal factors including gender based inequality, Social discrimination and economic exploitation, occupation of girl child in domestic chores, Low enrolment of girls in schools and low retention rate and high dropout rate, violence and impact of war.

FEDA Objectives are:

  • To heighten social awareness
  • To increase girls school enrolment
  • To increase self-confidence and personality development
  • To promote gender equity and women’s empowerment
  • To promote the status of women in the family and in the community
  • To enable educational equality
  • To promote women as entrepreneurs
  • To help women getting access in household savings and to credit
  • To help building peace 
  • To promote health and hygiene

This because
Literacy help women to acquire a heightened sense of self-awareness and desire to gain knowledge of women’s issues, motivates and encourages women learners to educate their children, particularly girls by enrolling them in formal schools, gives women an opportunity to break the isolation which is socially structured into their lives, gives them a chance to meet other women and learn collectively;

Literacy also provides illiterate adult women, who have been denied access to formal schooling, with a great opportunity for reading, writing, increasing awareness levels and skills training and actively promotes gender equity to empower them to decision making about themselves, their families and their communities;

Literacy plays a significant role in improving the status of women within their won families. Whereas traditionally, women have little say in the family decision making, they through participation in literacy programs can begin to express their newly found self-belief in having say both within and without the family.

Literacy opens several opportunities for neo-literate women to step out of the households and involve themselves in some enterprises or a new vocation. It helps reducing gender gap in literacy and served to enhance knowledge and skills for better management of expenditures and improving earning capacities.

Literacy helps to spread knowledge about health care and nutrition, thereby enabling mothers to keep their family in better health and to care better for their children. 

Literacy help women to occupy an important place in resolving household and community conflicts and prepare them to disseminate information for creating awareness about violence and stereotypes in either domestic and collectivity scopes.


Who we are

1. Officials

Madam Justine SALIMA
New-President (May 2011) – Holds a Diploma in social work and skilled in adult education and administration 

Pastor/Madam Lamartine BYAHENGA
Executive-Secretary – Holds a diploma in management and public administration and skilled in human rights, HIV/AIDS educator, ICT and reproductive health.

2. Staff & volunteers

Executive-Secretary Assistant – Diploma in human resource management and skilled in ICT.

Project Officer- Graduate in project planning and management, Diploma in English and business management, skilled in Human rights and peacebuilding 

Principal Animator – Graduate in social work, Diploma in monitoring, follow-up and evaluation and skilled in right to play, community development and adult education.

Financial Advisor – Diploma in accountancy studies and skilled in ICT, public secretariat and administration.



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