CONGO



The Happy Baby project in Congo, Beni was launched in 2016. Beni is a city in north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It has had an estimated population of 231,952 people and contains four communes, or municipalities: Beni, Bungulu, Ruwenzori and Muhekera. Sadly Beni is most know for the human rights violations against the local population. It is estimated that Since October 2014 over 700 civilians have been killed in a series of massacres in and around Beni alone, with over 1,150 people being killed and kidnapped, and thousands more being displaced in North Kivu province since 2014.

The aim with the Happy Baby project is to bring comfort and hope to the community by educating them on bonding benefits between parent and infant and providing sustainable livelihoods in the rural community. The project is implemented by Noé Kasali, who founded the Bethesda Counseling Center, which is a unique place in his local community that is dedicated to serve children, adults and families dealing with trauma and grief.  

The Happy Baby project in Congo was launched in 2016. The project site is Beni, which is a city in the north eastern part of the country. It has an estimated population of 231,952 people and has four municipalities: Beni, Bungulu, Ruwenzori and Muhekera. Sadly Beni is mostly known for the human rights violations against the local population. It is estimated that Since October 2014 over 700 civilians have been killed in a series of massacres in and around Beni alone, with over 1,150 people being killed and kidnapped, and thousands more being displaced in North Kivu province since 2014. The aim with the Happy Baby project is to bring comfort and hope to the community by educating them on bonding benefits between parent and infant and providing sustainable livelihoods in the rural community. The project is implemented by Noé Kasali, who founded the Bethesda Counseling Center, which is a unique place in his local community that is dedicated to serve children, adults and families dealing with trauma and grief.