Our organization

BUMI is a non-profit association (ASBL) active mainly in the province of Haut-Katanga, in Lubumbashi.

Depending on the needs, BUMI can also be active in other regions of the DRC. The BUMI association in DRC is composed of a General Assembly (all members) and a Board of Directors. BUMI is recognized as a non-profit organization in Belgium and France, where about twenty members carry out awareness raising and fundraising activities to support our humanitarian actions in the DRC. In the field, BUMI also has a team of educators, teachers, health personnel, technical agents, volunteers and site supervisors.

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Key members of C.A.

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Thérèse Ilunga

Founder and President of Bumi

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Lucien Moser

Co-Founder

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Sarah Moser

Member of C A

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Aziz Khabirpour

Member of C A

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Candy Willems

Member of ca

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Our field team

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Our Special Educators

The special educators, whose work is essential within BUMI, have a psycho-pedagogical profile and good knowledge of children's rights and administrative procedures. Depending on their specialization, they carry out street work, field research and family mediation, work hand in hand with the social services and the juvenile court. The special educator is also the person of trust for the newly arrived child, working on listening and psychological support for the child. Finally, the special educator acts as a role model for the children and as a parental authority in relation to the school and external actors.

Our mother educators

The role of Mother Educator goes hand in hand with the setting up of family homes in children's villages. They are women, often widows or single mothers, ready to come and live on site and take care of about twenty children as if they were their own. Beyond the classic household chores of a stay-at-home mother, the Mother Educator brings to each child love, affection, as well as the learning of good manners and family life, all necessary elements for her personal development and well-being.

Our Medical Staff

Given the large number of children on our two sites, medical follow-up is necessary, especially for children under treatment or in need of special attention (babies, handicapped children, epileptic children, sickle-cell or HIV-positive children) Our medical team, composed of 2 part-time doctors, 2 nurses and a health auxiliary, also welcomes the disadvantaged populations of the surrounding area within our community health centre and at a lower cost.

Our teams of teacher trainers

In our two schools in Kamalondo and Karavia, a pedagogical team takes care of the schooling of nearly 800 children. Each school is under the supervision of a school director who also acts as a community agent and sensitizer for families from disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition to classical education, trainers in agro-pastoral or cutting and sewing work to reintegrate young people into the workforce, while our dance, painting, arts and crafts teachers and football coaches ensure their intellectual, social and sporting development.

The agropastoral team

One agronomist, two farm workers and two herdsmen are currently working in this programme on the Karavia and Kakila sites. They ensure the quality of the crops and the welfare of the farm animals. In addition, they provide practical training for young people in the various activities: breeding and slaughtering, market gardening and fish farming. They are placed under the supervision of the Assistant Coordinator who also works on the marketing of the products to our local customers.

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Whatever your field of expertise, you can contribute to the development of our NGO in the DRC.

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