DRC Awareness and Fundraising Tour 2022

Greetings From the Democratic Republic of Congo!

Fidele and I are happy to announce the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Awareness and Fundraising Tour! I will be traveling throughout areas on both the East and West Coast of the United States in March thru mid-June, 2022. 

The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness and funds for our work by presenting current information concerning DRC, the work we are doing, and our future plans and projects. 

Oral presentations include the use of PowerPoint slides containing a multitude of photos and illustrations. In addition to general introductory information, hosting persons/organizations may choose to focus on specific areas of interest: Peacebuilding, Trauma Education, Agriculture, Improving Lives of Women, and Faith Communities. Presentations can be adjusted to fit audience interest and time restrictions. 

A display containing information about TUBA, books authored by Fidele Lumeya, CDs containing original songs by Fidele, and photographs and wall art depicting the land and people of Congo is also available. 

Attached you will find: 

·         Letter introducing the Awareness & Fundraising Tour 2022

·         Introduction to TUBA

·         Newsletters spanning the 2 years we have lived in DRC 

·         A list of dates available in specific regions of the US 

We are asking for your help. Please, consider the information provided and allow me to share our work with your group, organization, institution and/or faith community.  

For more information contact: 
Fidele Ayu Lumeya 011 243 82 70 35 287
Email: [email protected][email protected].

Thank you.


Leah Lumeya

Building safe environment for schools

Project name: Building a Safe and Healthy School Environment

Millions of children and adults across the DR Congo spend their days in school buildings. Many of these buildings are dire need of repair or replacement. Students need a safe, healthy environment in which to learn & thrive.

TUBA has begun a staged project to improve the school environment in Kafumba and Malela.

Stage 1: Build desks

Currently, students sit on the dirt floor, or on wooden poles. They sit with backs bent as they write on the floor or with a tablet balanced on the pole before them…. all day long.

Stage 2: Erect a common/community building in Malela.

This will provide a secured area to store the the desks when not in use. It will also provide an area for school assemblies & meetings, vocational classes for older students, and community and church functions.

Stage 3: Repair and/or replace school buildings.

TUBA has submitted this project to funding agencies,

Stage 4: Provide books and materials for students.

A large number of students complete the required 12 years without ever having a text book, or access to any book. Information is written on a blackboard and students copy it and take notes.

Stage 1: Desks

Implementing Agency: TUBA

Locations: Kafumba and Malela

Province: Kwilu

Country: DR Congo

Cost: $30,000

Number: 600 desks

Period: 2021

Need: partners.

Cost: 50$/ desk (2-3 students per desk

Multipurpose Hall in Malela

Multipurpose Hall

TUBA is offering to Malela village a multipurpose hall. Students,  farmers and others will use this hall for multiple program.
 $5= 1 corrugated Iron cost.
We have 15. 
45 are needed. 
Your financial contribution is needed.

Construction à Malela de notre Salle Multiservice. 

Malembe malembe.
Mwendo ya Gambiya, 
Petit à petit, 
One step at a time.
Une tôle coûte $5 vos contributions  sont attendues.
 Nous avons déjà 15. 
45 manquent.

Project name: Safe and Healthy school environments.

Project name: Safe and Healthy  school environments.

Millions of children and adults across the DR Congo spend their days in school buildings, and they need safe, healthy environments to thrive, learn, and succeed. Thus, this  project.
Implementing Agency: TUBA
Locations: Kafumba and Malela
Province: Kwilu
Country: DR Congo
Cost: $10,000- $5000
Number: 600 desks and one multi service room
Period: 2021
Need: partners.
Cost: 35$/ desk

300 Desks Project

This year 2021 TUBA is supplying 300 school desks to 2 primary and secondary schools in Kipuka district. 150 In Kafumba and 150 in Malela. Both schools are supervised by the MB church of DR Congo.

Sitting on the ground, backs bent over schoolwork will no longer be the story for the children in Kafumba & in Malela! The first desks at Kafumba are assembled (top right photo). The children are very excited to be able to sit at a desk for their studies. 

Good News

Good News

TUBA received seeds and tools from

The United Nations Food and Administration Organization, FAO, on March 9, 2021. 

The donation goes to support the agribusiness and innovation program of TUBA. TUBA supports 100 farmers in Kwilu province.

The board members thank FAO and TUBA partners in State College, PA, for their financial support.