Student Works

In the summer of 2006, President Andrew Bancroft and Executive Director Devon Lake ran a month-long Summer Extension Program. This program benefitted over 100 students from the GSF and a local orphanage.

Creative Expression Course
Some students studied creative expression, exploring how to write and perform the stories of their lives.

One girl wrote this story.

My story.

I was born December 19, 1989 in Goma.

I had a father, mother, brothers and sisters but today I live only with my mother, brothers and sisters. When I had my father, the morning would come and I would leave for school. When I would return, my mother would make our food and I had the right to basic things.

But today I am an orphan. Yes, truly think of me! I do not have the money to pay for my studies. I am missing my food and clothes.

But now I have been given a scholarship. I study without paying and am given as well the chance to study English and a uniform without paying.

Also, I thank you all of the members of the Goma Student Fund.

Without a doubt, I now plan, for my vocation, to work to help orphans without the means for living and to help them succeed in school and in their lives.

This is what I say to my friends who do not remember the rights of orphans. These orphans, they have the same rights as all other children.


English Lessons

Andrew English Class All students enrolled in either beginner or intermediate English. Here is Andrew with his class after one engaging lesson.

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I am coming to Goma on a mission trip with ALARM in January 2007. I would love to meet with you. I am a first grade teacher in New Bern, NC, USA.

i’m a man from drc goma but imliveng in south africa but i want to came back to my country but i shot of the transport i have a transport but im just think if i come back dear what im gonna do ? and i have a familly in south kivu please i need help help me please i want to come back bye by please i need response back

Blaise’s email is [blaisekambale at yahoo dot ca], in case anyone is available to help.

im in cape town but how i can see u because i need your contacts number please and im gonna give u my detail
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i’m sekombi and i’m the cultural attacher of Yole! Africa is a art creativity and cultural center is based both in Goma and Kampala by anychache i’ve got your web so i’d like to be in touch whith u.

amani na mapendo

Hello, Sekombi. We’re interested in your group. I’ll be sending a private message to you, shortly.

what’s up man. I really appreciate what you doing in my home town. I’m from Goma but Now i live in USA. I encourage you to go for it and no matter what, nerver give up. i just find your website by a friend. I’m so proud of your work and excited about it.

I am in St. Louis, Missouri and would like to send you a private message. Which e-mail could I use? I am from North-Kivu myself and am aware of the living conditions there!Thank you so much for your contribution in educating our brothers and sisters!
Later then.

Dear GSF,

I am very delighted to visit your website. I am a Goma native but now live in America. Really impressed by your mireculous job. May our Dear God God bless you tremendously.Let us stay in touch.

Eric K S

i’m so happy yo heard about my province again i mean i was lost for couple of the years because of the situation that was affected me here in south africa >
but i thank god that i’m still a live
greating to all

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