Fred Bauma is the 2016 ACT for Congo Scholarship for Congolese Luminaries Awardee.

We believe that lasting change in Congo can only come from the people of Congo.

What's new?

...and why you won't see hopeless people on our website...

Meet our new partners! Congo Nouveau

Congo Nouveau is a non-profit started by Congolese youth leaders for the purpose of teaching youth groups about civics, civil rights and how to help their own communities forward using community mobilization, conflict transformation and nonviolence.

Changing policy to keep pregnant teens in school:

In DR Congo, pregnant girls are expelled from school.

As part of a targeted approach, HOLD's peer educators visit schools and share their experience, and the consequences, of being forced to leave school when they became pregnant.

HOLD held a presentation where they invited all of the principals of the area's schools to a presentation, and many were moved to tears. Twelve principals decided to work together with HOLD and the state Education system to change the policy.


Read about us in the Seattle Times:

"The justice system is pretty much broken..." ACT for Congo's Executive Director Judy Anderson explains to Seattle Times in I was raped by a boy: Women in Congo get help from Seattle-Area groups.

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