«Maison De Paix» – Democrtic Republic of Congo
At Kikwit, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the "Maison De Paix" (House of Peace) is being developed; it is a multifunctional training center for human promotion.
The project is realized by the Italian Association S.F.E.R.A. (Solidarietà, Fraternità, Educazione, Responsabilità, Accoglienza), along with some twenty other entities, including the Université Catholique du Congo (Kinshasa), the L.U.M.S.A. University (Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta) from Rome and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.
These bodies share knowledge and experience in a scientific committee that has the task of accompanying the development of the project: on the one hand, it will indicate the ways to translate into concrete action the pedagogical content of the document "Educating to a Solidary Humanism"; on the other hand, the Committee will systematize the experience of the "Maison De Paix" by elaborating a model that is transferable.
The “House of Peace” will therefore be a laboratory in which to experiment with new educational models.
Once completed, the Center will be a point of reference for the formation of trainers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including exchanges with other nations.
The final investment will exceed € 2 million, needed to build the following facilities: elementary and pre-school, male and female training centers, professional and artistic workshops, outpatient clinics, polyfunctional church / salon, farmhouses, facilities for religious and lay volunteers at the service of the structure.