Network East Africa sends professionals in countries of need, promotes reconciliation and supports education. With these efforts we plant signs of love, based on our Christian faith.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
(Martin Luther King)
A special focus of our work is in the north west of South Sudan and the east of DRC. Both regions suffer from armed conflicts, displacement and a low level of formal education.
Network East Africa works with national Churches and NGO’s as equal partners. We are convinced that we can only overcome challenges by putting creative ideas together and strenthening local initiatives to be a blessing for the community.
“No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”
Therefore, we connect professionals from Africa and Europe with partner churches and organisations in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
Empowering African missionaries
Network East Africa supports African churches and church organisations to send their own missionaries. For churches who are interested in sending missionaries, we offer cross cultural mission training, give guidance and counselling in the mission field and offer a network of contacts. Missionaries are supported by their own churches, work according to their qualifications and partner with local churches (e.g. as lecturers, priests, health workers)
Network East Africa connects professionals from different countries who volunteer with local staff and churches in countries of need. This is mainly arranged in form of a short term trip to learn from each other, exchange experience and build relationship.
“Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”
For about 25 years, South Sudan fought for independence. During this time, a generation grew up who learned to resolve conflicts with arms. In 2011, the country got its independence and the vast majority longed for peace. However, conflict resolution strategies between clans and tribes do not simply change by signing peace agreements. A quite similar situation do people face in the east of DRC. Yet, peace is fundamental to overcome famine, promote education and for any sustainable development.
In order to bring peace to the grassroots, healing of inner wounds and safety are needed. Those factors again open a possibility for a process of forgiveness and reconciliation. Therefore, Network East Africa is committed with friends and local partners… read more
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
In the north west of South Sudan and east of DRC, children and youth from rural areas have few possibilities of formal education and vocational training. Without hope of feeding themselve, they easily join armed groups. Thereby, they feed on the little resources from local communities and prolong the conflicts. In order to break this circle of escalation the Church simply started local schools for youth.
There, church workers and volunteers teach basics knowledge about reading, writing and mathematics. This also opens a possibility to guide the young generation on Christian values of integrity and peace building.
Transformation through education
To promote this movement, Network East Africa offers scholarships and training for those who are committed and able to empower their society … read more
Food security and emergency relief
Small scale farmers learn to improve their crop quality and harvest. These activities guard against famine and hunger. When people fail to get food due to drought or displacement, we support the Church to … read more