Emma Smith Cain first heard about Congo Initiative when she lived in Eastern Congo and worked for an NGO distributing food and household goods to internally displaced people. She was drawn to UCBC because, even with the unrest in the region, the staff and students were committed to staying. “I was impacted by how the staff and students of UCBC stayed despite the challenges facing the region. It was a testament to their love for the community but also to their hope for a more just and peaceful future.”
Emma understands the lasting impact of education and the importance of investing in the rising generation. “Investing in young scholars and supporting their leadership development is critical to overcoming many of the challenges faced in our work and particularly in Eastern Congo.”
And while there are many organizations doing good work, Emma notes that “what will really make a difference in the long-term is the investment in strong educational institutions, like UCBC, where students are formed as individuals, as scholars, as people of faith, and as leaders.”
Thank you Emma for your commitment to the rising generation through your support of Congo Initiative!