About Us

Our vision is to create and support opportunities to equip young people within the Democratic Republic of Congo to give birth to their true leadership potential

Revive Congo is a Non-profit organisation founded by Pamela Abiola and Lakeisha Kayoka in 2012.

The DRC youth make up more than 30% of the population; however, more than seven million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are denied access to education. This unfathomable number is due to factors such as lack of education institutes around the country, poorly trained teachers, and poverty is the most critical factor. Since parents cannot afford to send their children to school, this has a significant impact on the country as it means that the DRC children. These children are indeed the future, have no qualifications and are ill-equipped, thus denying them the chances of having a better future and breaking out of the poverty cycle.

We believe that lack of funds should not stop young people within the DRC from fulfilling their dreams. Thus, we are committed to creating opportunities for young people to learn the necessary skills and a chance to fulfil their future ambitions.

Revive Congo has been set up to ensure the advancement of education for young people in the UK and Democratic Republic of Congo. Though providing informal educational measures to develop the capability and capacities of their skill to independently and responsibly participate in society and to increase their employment prospects.

Our programmes intend to provide informal education on the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to this, our summer youth programme provides an opportunity for young people to develop their project management skills, communication skills and financial management, as well as receive advice on careers, volunteering and academic opportunities. This programme has contributed to developing the skills and capabilities of young people to independently participate in society in the longer term.

We also promote the advancement of education for young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo through producing e-learning material to provide informal education on leadership and entrepreneurship skills. This learning resource seeks to develop the capability and capacities of their skill to independently and responsibly participate in society and to increase their employment prospects.

Our work has shown us that this approach is effective and transformational. We are seeking to ensure that our programme is accessible to children in the UK and in the DRC. Currently, we are aware of initiatives proposed which support the development of young people, however there are few services run by those of similar demographics to that of Revive Congo.

Revive Congo aims to:

  • Assist the development of institutions/organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Provide vocational training) 
  • Create employment opportunities for our target group 
  • Create volunteering schemes 
  • Collaborate with other organisations to respond to the needs of the youth in the DRC
  • Provide funding opportunities to further academic/business prospects

Revive Congo believes in the power of unity and is passionate about working with organisations that work towards bettering the Congolese people's lives.

Our Mission

  • To support young people to develop their skills and capabilities 
  • Create employment opportunities
  • Create volunteering schemes 
  • Collaborate with other organisations to respond to the needs of the youth in the DRC
  • Provide funding opportunities to further academic/business prospects

Our Vision

Our vision is to facilitate opportunities for young people to develop their skills in Kinshasa. We desire to see a flourishing youth in Congo away from manipulations, war, street violence, and poverty.