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Cablegate: Drc Annual Summary Report - Dhrf Ii

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R 121014Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY KINSHASA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8890

UNCLAS KINSHASA 001098

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DEP FOR AF/RA
AFR/SD/DG DHRF COORDINATOR, LINDA H. MUNCY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PHUM KDEM CG
SUBJECT: DRC ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORT - DHRF II

Part A - Prior Fiscal Year Funds (FY 2007)
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1. Embassy Kinshasa is pleased to report that all Democracy and
Human Rights project funds prior to FY 2007 have been liquidated and
activities closed.

2. Eight projects were funded with the $70,000 allocated to Embassy
Kinshasa in FY 2007. Seven of the projects have been successfully
completed and all receipts submitted to USAID. Post does not
anticipate any problems closing out the remaining project.

DHRF No: Amt Obligated: Unliq. Balance

DHRF 07-660-01 $10,000 $0
Project Name: Centre d'Etudes Pour l'Action Sociale (CEPAS)
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-02 $10,000 $0
Project Name: Solidarit Pour le Dveloppement Communautaire
(SODEC)
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-03 $11,500 $2,534.00
Project Name: Commission Episcopale Justice et Paix
Status: Grantee has completed the project and promises to have the
final receipts in by end of the year.

DHRF 07-660-04 $10,000 $0
Project Name: Ecole de Femmes de l'UPC
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-05 $2,500 $0
Project Name: Ministhre de l'Education dans les Pays Arrirs
(MEPA)
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-06 $9,000 $0
Project Name: Centre Chrtien pour le Dveloppement des Paysans en
milieu Rural (CCDPR)
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-07 $10,000 $0
Project Name: Justice Plus
Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

DHRF 07-660-08 $9,000 $0
Project Name: Alphabetisation Civique Fonctionnelle des Prisonniers

Status: Project has been successfully completed and all receipts
submitted to USAID.

Part B - Status of Current Fiscal Year (FY 2008) Funds
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3. Post did not receive funding for FY 2008.

Part C - Success Stories
-----------------------------

4. DHRF 07-660-05: In the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo,
many communities have suffered deeply because of the war and its
atrocities. Ministere de l'Education dans les Pays Arrieres (MEPA)
held a literacy competition in seven local high schools in and
around Kalemie, Katanga Province to encourage peace and tolerance
between tribes, religions, ethnic groups, and countries. The
grantee asked students to write poems and articles on peace and
democratic principles. Out of 1,800 entries, a committee selected
fifteen poems and articles. They used grant funds to print the
winners' articles into a pamphlet called "Education a la Paix"
(Peace Education). MEPA then distributed pamphlets in schools,
churches and places where youth congregate. Finally, they convened
a special assembly to recognize the winners for their contribution
in encouraging citizens to practice democratic and peaceful ways to
settle differences. The winners received educational prizes for
their efforts. The event received much publicity and the local
population was encouraged to work towards establishing peaceful and
tolerant atmospheres in their respective communities.

BROCK

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