Scholarships For Socio-Economic Transformation.

Funding STEM Education, Research, & Entrepreneurship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Together We Can Improve Lives in the DRC!

Team Members


Dr. Sandrine Ngalula Mubenga, 

Ph.D., PE, Professor of Electronic Engineering Technology, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, & Civil Servant as Director General of the Electricity Regulatory Agency (ARE) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Scholarship Program

The STEM DRC Initiative (SDI) provides STEM Scholarships in the DRC with a goal of funding 100 scholarships per year.


The outcome will be 700 STEM Professionals working in the DRC by the year 2030

Diverse Universities

SDI Scholarship Recipients are Students Studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to Prepare For Professions Needed in the DRC.


Universities and Professors Are Engaged, Insuring Student Sucess 



The STEM DRC Initiative is a properly regisgered 501(c)(3)
Non-Profit Organization. All Donations are Tax Deductible Applications are Vetted. 

Students progress is monitored. Mentoring is Provided and Graduates will receive assistance finding employment. 


The STEM DRC Initiative's STEM Scholarship Will Change Lives for Congolese People.

There Are Few Real Opportunities To Change The World. Together We Are Many Who Can!

Every Donation Helps Create Social and Economic Transformation By Empowering Bright Young Congolese Students To Create A Better Future For An Entire Nation!

We are Funded by Donations From Members, Individuals, Corporations, & Foundations with Socio-Economic or Humanitarian Interests in the DRC.

Your Support Means More Students Will Be Able to Attend College.


Imagine the Social and Economic Impact Of 700 New STEM Professionals Working in Cities and Industries Throughout the DR Congo. Our Graduates Will Create Technical, Social, and Economic Progress For The Nation! Lives Will Be Changed For Generations By Improvements in Electrification, Farming, Health Care, Industry, Education & More.

Donations are Tax Deductible

The STEM DRC Initiative is a fully recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Students Receive Mentoring

STEM DRC Members provide mentoring to scholarship recipients to help them succeed.

About Us

We Are Providing Life Changing Education To Congolese Students & To The DR Congo as a Whole!

If we can meet our goal of awarding at least 100 scholarships a year starting in 2020 then there could be 700 Working STEM Professionals in the DRC by 2030.


Scholarships Awarded Since 2018


Annual Goal for 2024
and beyond


Working STEM Professionals By 2030


WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY - Letters and Videos Coming Soon!

Letters and Video Testimonials
Coming Soon!
Alison Burgas
Studying Agricultural Chemistry
Letters and Video Testimonials
Coming Soon!
Mwhat Nurubi
Studying Electrical Engineering
Letters and Video Testimonials
Coming Soon!
Safari Tongunoa
Studying Solar Energy


Your Donations Help Us Send Congolese Students to College

Working independently for the interests of the DR Congo as a whole, as a nonprofit, is a big job! We can’t do it without valued partners like you.  Our support comes from the DR Congo, from the USA,  and from the Diaspora.  We are supported by individuals and organizations interested in funding STEM Education. Together we are supporting social and economic reforms that address areas of need as identified by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).   


Together, we advocate for STEM Education as a solution to social and economic ills.  Scholarship applicants are vetted through a rigorous process, then mentored and supported as they progress in their studies.  Scholars receive tuition, mentoring, and entrepreneurial support. We will help our scholars launch micro-enterprises that create jobs and establish smart villages.


Important projects include providing access to electricity, teaching new and more productive agricultural practices, and improving access to healthcare.   

Poverty, hunger, lack of electricity, limited or no access to health care, and human rights abuse are among issues addressed by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).  The power of higher education to help a population solve it’s own problems is widely recognized. 


Together we can bring about socio-economic reform in a poverty stricken country in a way that solves humanitarian issues as well.  We are also supported by Congolese Sponsors with social, humanitarian, or business interests in the DRC.  Sponsors and members help the STEM DRC Initiative provide STEM Scholarships for University Students In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo in Africa.  


Even Small Donations Help!



Tax-Deductible Donations from America and the Diaspora To support STEM Scholarships in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Are Accepted at ( )

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you can donate $5, $50, $500, or $5,000. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

The DR Congo Needs Help Now!

Solving the Humanitarian Crises of Poverty & Isolation in the DR Congo

No One Should Die From Lack of Electricity or Clean Water in This Day and Age.” Dr. Sandrine Ngalula Mubenga, Ph.D., PE, Founder, Professor, Engineer, Philanthropist

Poverty Can Only Breed More of the Same When Education is Financially Out of Reach (Mubenga, 2020).” 


If Knowledge is Power then STEM Education can Transform a People or Nation.  Humanitarian Aid to those Suffering from Poverty and Rampant Human Rights Violations Can Bring Social and Economic Transformation.  But College is Financially Out of Reach for Most Bright Young Congolese Students.  


For Many Villages and Families, Nothing Has Changed To Improve Quality of Life For Many Generations.  The Children Do Well in Early Education. But as They Cannot Afford To Attend University, They do Not Learn to Navigate the Modern World to Bring Electricity, Clean Water, or Improved Agricultural and Nutritional Outcomes.  Without University Education They do Not Know How to Obtain Funding for Micro Businesses that Create Jobs While Bringing Improvement for All.  Now, with Your Help, We Can Make a Difference in the DRC!


All Donations are Tax Deductible. Your Support Sends Kids to College and Prepares Them to be Future Leaders.  Our Scholarship Graduates will Create Social and Economic Opportunities for a Nation!  Ongoing Mentorship and Entrepreneurial Support is Provided to Our Scholars. Please Donate Today.  Donate Now


Together We Can Break the Cycle of Poverty and Create a Brighter Future For All Congolese People!”

The STEM DRC Initiative


Your donation, in any amount, will support higher education, helping to improve everyday lives for the 90% of Congolese people who live in abject poverty without access to even such basic needs such as food, clean water, or reliable electricity.


Education Today Creates Leaders Tomorrow! Our Graduates Will:


  • Bring Education to Children to Break the Bond of Illiteracy. Future Generations Will Be Better Prepared For Higher Education.
  • Improve Farming and Livestock Management Programs. Starvation and Malnutrition Can Be Eradicated When People Learn to Make Better Use of the Land, Plant More Nutritious Crops, and Efficiently Raise More Productive Livestock.
  • Create Infrastructure, Leading Efforts To Bring Technology as Basic as Electricity, Clean Water, and Health Care to Cities and Villages in Need. Infrastructure Opens Doors To Connect With the Outside World.
  • Modernize Health Care. Infant Mortality Will Decline and Quality of Life Will Be Lifted.
  • Found Micro-Enterprises To Employ The Unemployed. Where There is No Meaningful Economy or Commerce, New Job Creation Can Lift the Nation Out of Poverty.

Donations from America and the Diaspora Are Accepted at

We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. All Donations are Tax Deductible Donate Now



Help Us Break the Cycle and Create Socio-Economic Transformation in the DRC

Our Graduates Will Receive Mentoring and Entrepreneurial Support After Graduation, Helping Them Create Micro-Enterprises or even SMART Villages. They Will be Able to Impact Millions of Lives By Bringing STEM Technology to Their Cities and Villages.


Who Supports Our Scholarship Program?

Sponsorships or Donations from the DRC and its Diaspora including Congolese people living in the USA and throughout the world will help create a better tomorrow for future generations.


Current Corporate Supporters

Some of our current sponsors are listed below:


Charitable Donations Are Accepted at 

Or use our Contact Form to propose sponsorship, partnership, or other support.



Are You Congolese?

Many people of Congolese Descent, or with a family connection have said they would like to “DO SOMETHING” to help the Congolese with social and economic advancement. This is that chance! Please Donate Now, and Ask Your Employer To Support Us!


Do You Have Business Interests in the DRC?

Those with business interest in DR Congo would like to “DO SOMETHING” to help create a better prepared workforce. From Cobalt Mining To Manufacturing, The Need is Great. This is that chance! Please Donate Now and Be a Part of the Solution!


Do You Serve Education or Humanitarian Goals?

Many Foundations or Humanitarian Organizations Want To Serve the Neediest. This is that chance! Please Donate Now and We’ll Help You Report Results to Stakeholders



Your Support, Today, Will Fund STEM Scholarships


Support from USA Sponsors and Donations can help the STEM DRC Initiative provide STEM Scholarships for Up To 100 Deserving University Students In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo in Africa in the year 2020!

The STEM DRC Initiative

Donations from America and the Diaspora Are Accepted at

We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. All Donations are Tax Deductible Donate Now



Your Donations are Tax Deductible!

The STEM DRC Initiative is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization duly registered in the USA and the DRC.

Poverty Breeds Poverty When College is Financially Out of Reach”

The United Nations Has Targeted Education as  Sustainable Development Goal. Will you help us do this good work?

Your Donation Today Will Help The STEM DRC Initiative Create Socio-Economic Transformation in the DR Congo!