Student to discuss development work in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been labelled “the worst place in the world to be a woman,” says Kate Murray. So why did this 21-year old social justice student travel to the war-torn African country?

“To promote education,” says Murray, who spent two and a half weeks this summer in the Congolese province of North Kivu.

“Supporting primary education in North Kivu, educating oneself, and supporting the dissemination of first-hand knowledge in Canada are, I believe, integral to eradicating poverty,” she says.

A co-founder of the charity Kujali Congo, Murray will give a free public presentation entitled “Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Women and Education,” today – Wednesday, November 16 – at 7 p.m. in room 354, Dillon Hall. This event is sponsored by the Windsor chapter of Engineers Without Borders.