Although French is the official language of the Democratic Rep. of Congo, students who graduate with English language skills command a significant competitive advantage in the job market, for a large percentage of Congolese trade is conducted with English-speaking nations.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has much to gain from a digital connection to American students. Some concrete benefits they include:
- Sharpened language skills
- Exchange of ideas and information
- An expanded knowledge of and ability to embrace foreign culture
Students in the Congo are concerned about their futures, as well as their roles in both local & international communities.
The ICUF is sponsoring communication centers in Kinshasa, which will serve over 100 villages in rural areas.
As in America, when a child becomes interested in some matter, his or her parents often become curious too.
Whole villages can expand their horizons and develop a new appreciation for education and technology.