Mbenga's Foundation welcomes and encourages highly motivated individuals to apply to become volunteers at all levels of our organization. To explore opportunities with us, please select the appropriate heading below and contact us at the addresses provided.
Volunteers in Dallas, USA (headquarters) and Belgium
Mbenga's Foundation encourages volunteers interested in any of our domestic locations to notify us of your interest. While our needs vary from time to time, we will make every effort to match your skills, abilities and interests to the needs of our organization at our various locations. You may e-mail us or write us:
Mbenga's Foundation does not have a formal overseas volunteer program, however, if you are traveling in a country where Mbenga's Foundation is active, you may want to contact our local office.
Although Mbenga's Foundation does not have a formal internship program overseas or in the United States, occasionally internship opportunities are available. When an internship becomes available, it will be included with our Web site list of Career Opportunities.
Issues facing children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality are staggering. One in five children dies before reaching the age of five. Mothers die in childbirth in 13 out of every 1,000 deliveries.
• Nearly one third of children are underweight. Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are responsible for nearly half of deaths among children under age five.
• Vaccination rates for the most common childhood diseases are approximately 65 per cent.
• Less than half the population has access to a safe source of clean drinking water. Less than one third has access to adequate sanitation facilities