Chantal Kasango, founder, Shiloh Place Orphanage and co-leader of Classroom Building Project

Shiloh Place Orphanage Volunteer Team – Shiloh Place Classroom Building Project

Date grant awarded: November 29, 2019

The Shiloh Place Orphanage Volunteer Team is fundraising to build two elementary school classrooms, with an accompanying hygiene block, in Lubumbashi, DRC, Africa – former home of our founder, Chantal Kasango. These will allow 70 girls and boys from a very low-income neighborhood to attend school free of the tuition, required uniform and shoes at state schools. Education is a route out of poverty that Shiloh Place can help open.

“We are inspired by Chantal’s dream and longtime commitment to improve the lives of children in her former homeland.” Shiloh Place currently supports several orphaned older children who live with extended families, to receive an education through sponsorships donated by caring North Americans.

The small group of 8 active volunteers was re-energized by The Pollination Project grant and will continue to seek individual and other gifts toward the cost so the two planned classrooms will be ready for the start of school in Fall 2020.