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Educational Sponsorship

The education system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a complex landscape marked by both potential and challenges. It encompasses fee-based primary, secondary, and higher education levels. The DRC government is working towards providing free and equitable education to all primary school-aged children but despite these efforts, significant barriers such as inadequate infrastructure, lack of qualified teachers, ongoing conflict (eastern DRC), and economic disparities hinder its progress.


According to USAID, nearly 7 million DRC children aged 5 to 17 are out of school; compared to 165,000 children aged 5 to 17 being out of school in the U.S. (source: As the nation works towards enhancing educational opportunities, there remains a need to address these obstacles.


International Child Advancement's goal is to help vulnerable DRC children receive their basic human right to a quality education. Education gives people the knowledge and skills they need to stay healthy, get jobs and become self-sufficient.


We invite you to help us empower, educate and elevate the children of G.U.A.O.A. Orphanage by becoming an educational sponsor. Click here to sign up!

Children of GUAOA

Meet some of the beautiful children of GUAOA Orphanage who do not have an educational sponsor for the 2023-2024 school year. They are eager for an opportunity to get an education, better themselves and become self-sufficient.


Join our efforts! Help a child advance to a better future for as little as $60 per trimester. You can either donate towards one trimester payment or sign up for the full school year. Keep on reading for information on the low tuition cost.

Click here to learn about GUAOA Orphanage.

The Cost

In the DRC, there are 6 years of primary school and 6 years of secondary school. Tuition is paid 3 times a year (per trimester) or Sponsors can opt to pay for the full year in one lump sum. Below cost is for the 2023-2024 school year, with the first day of school starting on September 04, 2023.   


Primary school cost: 


Tuition per trimester: $60

Uniform and school supplies (paid once yearly): $60


Secondary school cost: 

Tuition per trimester: $70

Uniform and school supplies (paid once yearly): $60

What You Receive

  • A photo of your sponsored child

  • A drawing or letter from your child at the end of the school year

  • A copy of their report card at the end of each trimester

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor!
Please complete the below form so you can be paired with your selected child and we'll send you an invoice or you can opt to pay their tuition immediately here: Donate Today!

Thank you for making a difference!​Your contribution will be used to support the following programs and activities: Educational Advancement of orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Tuition expenses, Uniform and/or School Supplies).​Information on New York charitable organizations can be found on the New York Attorney General’s website ( or by contacting (212) 416-8401.​You can request a copy of our most recently filed financial report from the Charities Bureau Registry on the New York Attorney General’s website ( or by contacting us:​International Child AdvancementP.O. Box 1788 Amherst, NY 14226​New York State Attorney General Department of Law Charities Bureau28 Liberty Street New York, NY 10005

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