Our Partners


HandUp Congo collaborates with outstanding organisations, educational institutions, civil society and individuals worldwide seeking to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Congolese people at home and abroad.


African Federation for Emergency Medicine

The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) works to ensure the development of collaborative, comprehensive, and cross-cutting emergency care systems in Africa. 



The DAK Foundation was founded by Dave and Kerry Rickards and is a small group of diverse individuals, focused on providing maximum humanitarian benefit to people in need in the developing world, in the most effective way possible, always bearing culture and context in mind. DAK Foundation has donated equipment to many more rural hospitals and educational institutions in Congo.

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Days for Girls

Days for Girls  (DfG) empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. Join our movement to reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Days for Girls is changing the status quo, through menstrual care solutions,  health education, and income-generation opportunities. In less than 10 years, we’ve reached one million women and girls in 110+ countries on 6 continents. 


Education Congo envisions a Strong Congo through Education by increasing access to and the quality of higher education through scholarships and institutional support. (educationcongo.org)


HEAL Africa

HEAL Africa is a Congolese-led organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, working to eradicate poor health, poverty, and the oppression of women. Based in Goma, HEAL Africa oversees a hospital and community-targeted programs that empower women, cultivate communities and foster health.


ICA Australia 

ICA Australia was founded in 1967 to further human development in Australia and around the world. ICA Australia is concerned with the human factor in societal change. Central to the work of the ICA is the belief that sustainable development occurs when people are meaningfully engaged to ensure respect and justice for all in matters impacting their lives and the organisations and communities they are a part of. It is also our belief that cultures based on inclusive participation and profound respect help people work creatively and sustainably, minimise conflict and accomplish more together. 

Pastor Jean Entonto, whose start-up salary has been covered for two years by ICA Australia, facilitates these initiatives in his role as “Stand Up Lotumbe” Community Animator.


Pink Umbrella Foundation

Pink Umbrella Foundation’s primary mission is to address social inequities in developing countries through interventions that are substantially life changing and touch as many people as possible.

The  Foundation aims to increase the number of people with access to education, health care and a sustainable livelihood while striving to give people dignity, hope and choice thus making the world a fairer place.

Pink Umbrella Foundation have provided latrines for Lotumbe Hospital and $1000 for the Emergency Medicine Education Project.


Rotary Australia World community Service

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) assists Rotary Clubs in Australia with the development and management of international community service projects. HandUp Congo has two registered RAWCS projects.

Building a Healthy Congo

Lotumbe Community Development

Note: The links above take you to the Rotary project donation pages.

Rotary International is a vital project partner, matching grants and raising awareness about HandUp Congo’s initiatives. In 2017/18 Rotary Randwick provided funds for the Emergency Medicine Education Project and Rotary e-Club of Greater Sydney provided a grant for Lotumbe Community Development.

Australian donors can receive tax deductibility when donating to HandUp Congo projects via the Rotary Australia website.

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Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney 

Australia’s First E-Club, the Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney was chartered on the 14th of October 2011 in District 9680 with 29 members.  It is now part of District 9685, and has more Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) projects of any club in Australia with projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Fiji, East Timor and elsewhere.  Members meet online twice a month. 


Université Protestante au Congo (UPC)

“Education that Builds a Nation” – Université Protestante au Congo has been a pioneer in Congolese higher education for more than 50 years. With a current student population of more than 8,000 students and four schools of study – Business, Law, Medicine and Theology – this university has remained independent, survived chaotic political regimes, wars and civil strife.

Education Congo in collaboration with HandUp Congo is facilitating alliances with donors to benefit the Medical School’s family medicine program. North American donors can receive tax deductibility through Education Congo. Learn more

Australian and North American donors

An Emergency Medicine Education Project is underway. Australian and North American donors can receive tax deductibility. Email handupcongo@gmail.com for details.


To enable donations

We partner with Rotary Australia World Community Service to enable tax deductible, online donations for Australians who wish to support Lotumbe (Equateur Province) and with Education Congo to provide tax deductibility for donations to Emergency Medicine Education and scholarships for students attending the Université Protestante au Congo (UPC) .