The Journey Begins
January 10, 2012
Heather meets Kizungu Hubert, a Congolese man who is caring for 16 orphans.
M23 Rebels Take Over Goma City
Heather, her sisters and friends pledge funds to build a home for the 16 orphans who have been evicted.
The Children Move Into Their New Home
There are now 80 orphans in Kizungu’s care. Heather begins to paint portraits of all the children.
Tchukudu Women’s Training Centre
Heather visits the children for the first time with Cathy Cleary. Cathy and husband Randy buy land and a building directly behind the Children’s home. The Tchukudu Women’s Training Centre is born.
The Wall Of Courage
Steve Deguise buys a parcel of land to grow food for the children on Idjwi Island.
Inspired To Take Action
Construction begins for the The Jonathan Holiday School.
The Wall Tours
The Jonathan Holiday School is finished and opened. 400 children are now being educated for free.
A Medical Clinic
Medical Centre & More Connections
A connection to Cura For The World is made through one of the audience members at Heather’s Wall of Courage exhibition in Florida. Cura, along with funding from Doterra Essential Oils and on going support from KOPI, build a medical centre on the Women’s Centre land.
Vicky Pearson begins building a 6 room school on Idjwi Island. Routes Academy is conceived
Over 650 children are now being educating for free.