Our Projects

In pursuit of its ideal, Tshidinda Internationale Foundation (FTI) works out and accompanies plans of support to development in zones displayed to armed conflicts, mainly in the territory of Beni in the province of Nord-Kivu, east of RDC. These initiatives are particularly orientated to the socioéconomique reintegration of vulnerable persons among whom the women and girls victims of sexual acts of violence. They also lean over themes linked to the protection of the children, to the promotion of woman’s rights by the popularisation of the national and international legal instruments, to the strengthening of capacities on the techniques of prevention, of management and of peaceful resolution of conflicts for an efficient citizen’s participation in democratic process.

FTI support also the initiatives of development offered and carried by the persons or subgroups of a species coming from communities in distress in the directed zones.

Here are below the summaries of four different plans of Tshidinda Internationale Foundation :

Plan 1. Support to the women and girls victims of acts of violence massacres in the territory of Beni in Nord-Kivu, east of RDC

Further to different wars, rebelled and repetitive conflicts lived east of RDC, particularly in the territory of Beni in the province of the North Kivu, the population deserts lands to find shelter elsewhere. The women and the girls are the first victims of these acts of violence. Their bodies became battlefields and revenge on which make abuses of any type going of abduction, in rape by way of murder. All this delinquency left traces both on the individuals and on the society. Among these marks represent massive displacements of the population, widows, widowers, orphans, children coming from rapes (whose mothers are, in most cases, less than 18 years old), a climate of psychosis as well as poverty. These women and girls live in deplorable and sometimes inhuman moral, psychological, social, economic and health conditions having escaped from slaughters.

The present plan aims at bringing a relief to the surviving victims of these sexual acts of violence. Tshidinda Internationale Foundation is going to work for their socioeconomic reintegration to give them the means to be taken in hand.

Plan 2. Promotion of woman’s rights

This plan registers as part of the popularisation of the national and international legal instruments ratified by RDC in promotion and protection of woman’s rights with the aim of its involvement in the management of the res publica by the training and the conscientisation on the notions of type, of parity, of méritocratie, of democracy and of good governance.
He will contribute to reduce ignorance, mistrust and fright at acting noticed at the Congolese woman. This plan will also allow to provoke the interest of the woman to take an active part and in a responsible way in the success of democratic process.

Plan 3. Reintegration socioéconomique of turned and displaced household, victims of armed conflicts, and vulnerable persons of the communities of reception in the territories of Walikale and Beni in the province of the North Kivu.

In the province of the North Kivu, repetitive battles between the armed groups operating on the Congolese soil on such as on Raia Mutomboki against May Maikifuafua, on these against Nduma Defense of Congo (NDC) of Sheka in Ntoto, NDC renovated against Democratic Force for the Liberalisation of Rwanda (FDLR) in Pinga in territory of Walikale and on the foreign rebels (ADF / NALU) against the Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and on civilians in territory of Beni. All these armed conflicts rage east of RDC, without any solid perspective of lull. Hundreds of thousand Congoleses are persistently forced to escape violence and insecurity. These successive waves of conflicts are at the origin of uninterrupted displacements which cause family tears.

In the province of Nord-Kivu, at least a million persons is rooted out their villages and habitual occupations which assured their survival. The balance sheet of destruction is very much regrettable as for the violation of human rights by assassinations, slaughters, rape, malicious destruction of basic facilities, to be known: schools, health centres, churches and markets as well as fires of the human houses. A big number of household is displaced for the second or the consecutive third time.

About 176 000 moved live in territories such as, Beni, Masisi, Walikale, etc. ; 49 000 of them welcomed in 19 camps. Living conditions are precarious, whole families live in makeshift huts counting an unique room without drinking water nor access to essential services.
After years of conflicts, more than 1000 persons die every day mainly from hunger or from diseases which could however be treated. Cases of cholera, of paludism and other diseases increased while the central and provincial government and the humanitarian organisations struggle for meeting needs of the population.

Efforts of assistance in the distribution of food articles, the recording of the displaced population, a control in the field of civil defence to identify abuses of human rights, prevention of conflicts in villages and other problems with which are confronted the displaced in the North Kivu, would be alternatives of solution to relieve, to save lives and to restore the hope of the thousands of the Congolese citizens in distress and disaster victims.

This plan will be functional and is carried out if Tshidinda Internationale foundation benefits from a financing.

Plan 4. The protection of the children

For several years, the children continue being victims of several violations east of RDC. These breaches are most often translated by the recruitment forced by the children within groups armed as well as by other abuses made on their person.

According to the Provincial Division of youth, 4000 children are still linked to force and groups armed in the Province of Nord-Kivu. In spite of the existent programmes of reintegration, a not negligible proportion of these children remains displayed at the risk of ré-recruitment.

These children are also confronted with many challenges linked to their reintegration because of stigmatization, of mistrust and of lack of support of their families and communities.

If all forms of recruitment are reprehensible, it is important to underline that some groups manage to attract children and families by playing on the patriotic fibre and the precariousness in which they live. It is since then important to target at the same time armed groups, communities and children in efforts of sensitisation to favour a general realisation.

In a general way, the children saw appreciably lowering their level of protection and of survival from 1996 to our days. It would be possible to expect a deterioration of current situation in months to come given that the situation predominating in the territory.
This situation draws its origin of recurrent wars that in knowing RDC in general and the Territory of Walikale especially since 1993.

All over their largeness and their persistence, these violations worry in more populations and national and international organisms.

Further to the recent clashes in the province, the situation in the territory of Walikale registers in flagrant opposition with international commitments. In spite of the considerable advances of the working programme relating to armed conflicts, serious violations continue being appointed against the children to a frightening rhythm.

Congolese national legislation stipulates that the use of the children within force and armed groups is illegal in the same capacity as acts of violence made to the children, and brought up in war crimes and crime against humanity.

It is therefore necessary that a big material and financial support so that an efficient help could be brought in this edge of the Congolese population which suffers from several troubles.