Atheist Alliance International has funded and supported the creation of an AAI Internet Café in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite having many natural resources DRC is an undeveloped country with declining development due to persistent wars, poor technology, and rampant diseases such as malaria, polio, ebola and COVID-19.
Accessing the internet in the DRC is a big challenge. Many people are forced to travel long distances for internet services that are scarce and far too expensive for most people to afford. To help reduce this problem, the DRC Humanist Association has created the AAI Internet Café to facilitate efficient communication between them and other humanist organizations both inside DRC and abroad.
Kakule Saimon, who has set up and administers the café writes, “This AAI café will greatly succeed because many people in our area use handwritten documents that would have been printed using computers and communication between them is still difficult especially communicating with friends and relatives far from them.”
As the only internet café in Bulongo-Bukokoma, it will generate income for the humanist organization that will be used to continue their charitable work in the area. It will offer an opportunity for all humanist and atheist groups in the DRC to be trained in computer skills.
We are very pleased to be working on this promising project with the DRC Humanist Association.