Educational Institutions

Able & Willing International Education Foundation Inc

  • Frederick, MD
  • http://ableandwilling.org

Mission Statement

Able & Willing is a private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and development by
* Building Schools in areas where access to basic education is limited.
* Establishing income-generating projects that teach students life skills and allow the schools to be self-supporting.
* Fostering regenerative natural resource practices within the communities where the schools are located.
* Guiding school staff to share responsibilities and make responsible decisions.
* Educating the US public about other countries and other cultures and raising awareness of the inter-dependent nature of the world.

Main Programs

  1. School construction for 2011
  2. Medical Complex for Poleni Village, 2011-13
  3. Vocational Training 2011
  4. Student Aid, 2011

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Africa, primarily Democratic Republic of Congo

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Mr. Mbuyu Mbuyu

Keywords

Self-reported

African Education, International Development, Congo

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Also Known As

AWIEF

EIN

52-2227799

Physical Address

5036 Corun Road

Jefferson, MD 21755

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2010, an electricity substation was built and connected to the hydroelectric grid powered by the Congo River.  The substation serves the village and Myrt School 1 campus.  All workshops were rewired for the new power source.  Students produced goods for the local markets that help finance the electrification project.  Over 600 students were enrolled on 2 campuses with 51 students receiving aid. Partnered with Waza Alliance to provide training for 250 area teachers. Plans for 2011: continue vocational student training and produce goods for local maket; Finish interior of preschool building; continue construction of medical clinic and nurses school; Build classrooms for grades 5 and 6; student aid for 50 students; host regional Scout contests and HIV/AIDS education.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

School construction for 2011

Construct school buildings and classroom facilities for preschool and grades 5 and 6.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$23,700.00

Program 2

Medical Complex for Poleni Village, 2011-13

This is a three year program to build a nursing school and clinic in Poleni village, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 3

Vocational Training 2011

Maintain workshops and computer labs and provide material for vocational training.  This program teaches job skills, generates revenue for the school, and provides much needed products and services for the community.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Student Aid, 2011

Pays tuition for 50 students in three programs:  Parents Work For Tuition Program, Student Apprenticeship Program, and Orphan Scholarship Program

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Africa, primarily Democratic Republic of Congo

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Operations

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Able & Willing International Education Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Mbuyu Mbuyu

BIO

Puma Mbuyu Wa Mbuyu grew up in Zaire (now DRC) in a large family. He was involved in the Boy Scouts from the age of six, going on to be a leader for many years, and states that this had a big impact on his life view. Between graduating technical school and starting his own business, Puma taught technical school for two years. He appreciated the opportunity he had to study and wants to be involved in providing that opportunity for others, especially now that in many areas of Africa public schools have deteriorated and private schools are too expensive and available to too few.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Carpenter

Able & Willing International Education Foundation, Inc.

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