The Nyantende Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that aims to bridge the education gap between here and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The organization was founded in 2010 by two students at Queen’s University and a Congolese refugee they met in the Kingston community. To this day, the Foundation exists primarily on university campuses with a predominantly student-led volunteer base. There is a Chapter at the University of Ottawa, and this year, we established a third Chapter at the University of Toronto. The Foundation’s vision is to improve the region of Nyantende from the ground up by taking youth off the streets and enrolling them in local schools. Currently, we are subsidizing tuition and school supplies for several students in the DRC. By educating those who cannot afford it, we hope to foster greater feelings of empowerment and ambition that will mobilize the community and set them on a path towards their own development.
Alma Mater Society of Queen's University
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.