WHO WE ARE
Maroy Foundation operates in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The core focus of our work centres on implementing innovative, holistic and comprehensive thoroughly-planned interventions in education and healthcare. We seek to make an impact complementing existing resources and projects in the community rather than duplicating them.
We have a dedicated and skilled staff of 27 employees and a fluctuating network of volunteers and interns. Our teams vast expertise, knowledge and experience in the Congo and our commitment to providing innovative services allows us to promote sustainable development at the community level. It is important to the Foundation that our employees and experts are on the ground where our operations take place. With our hands on approach, which is always led by extensive fieldwork and research, we are able to better serve citizens of concern by facilitating impactful, measurable and new projects.
We are proud to be a a diverse and equal rights employer. We strictly do not discriminate any employee on the basis of his or her race, religion, tribal affiliation, sexuality, national origin, gender, age, disability or genetic information. We are proud to have a strong ethnic and tribal mix of employees. We work with local, provincial, national and international partners together with the local population.
Maroy Foundation was founded in 2015 and is a constitutionally non-political, non-religious, non-profit NGO registered directly in Kinshasa with the National Ministry of Justice. We currently focus our work in the province of South Kivu. Maroy Foundation’s objective is to offer impactful support to youth, women and local citizens with a focus on health services, education, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and youth leadership. Through our expertise and knowledge we have been able to establish strong relationships of trust within the communities we operate.
Maroy Foundation Hospital is a wholly-owned independent subsidiary of Maroy Foundation.
Maroy Foundation works at the highest level of professionalism guided by our Constitution, Zero-Tolerance of Poverty Fetishisation, Zero-Tolerance of Corruption, Modern Slavery, Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection policies and other policies. The implementation of these policies across our entire organisation is in alignment with the Foundation’s value for good internal governance, transparency, accountability, professionalism and sustainability.
WHAT WE DO
We implement all of our projects with the highest standards whilst collecting data on the impact of our work
We partner with local poorly-performing primary schools and we intervene in the most critical areas necessary for improvement. We build extra classrooms to increase capacity and lower student to staff ratios, we conduct teacher training seminars, we provide material support in the form of books and working materials, we build libraries, and we provide the most vulnerable students—often orphans—with scholarships and free healthcare via our flagship Maroy Foundation Hospital. Our scholarship program ensures gender parity and in the 2019/2020 academic year 60% of our scholars were female.
We implement all of our projects with the highest standards and vigour whilst collecting and collating data on the impact of our work. We gather this data accurately and appropriately in order for the Foundation to track our progress towards improving quality of life for the citizens we serve. This is a huge task made more complicated by operating in an ever-changing landscape and environment. Managing data can be complex; it must be collected ethically, it must be stored securely and it must be used applicably. We sign contractual agreements within all our programs which establish clear rules setting out the collection and management of data. We store our data in both electronic and written copies. We use our data to track progress and whether key targets have been made.
Maroy Foundation Hospital focuses on providing quality health care at an affordable, subsidised price, with genuine compassion. We charge only for administrative costs incurred in treating our patients and maintaining our services, we do not retain any profit, and because of this our health care is more than half the price of other hospitals in our region, making it among the most affordable, with considerable quality and expertise. Our doctors and nurses have exceptional educational and work experience. The atmosphere in our hospital is always warm and friendly: We welcome all guests, local or foreign. Our hospital specialises in maternal, newborn and child health in addition to sexual and reproductive health.
We have a radiography centre, a laboratory, a surgery ward, a maternity ward, a paediatric ward, an outpatient clinic, A&E and Internal Medical Services. We have a small pharmacy on site which we are seeking to expand in order to serve the whole region of Kadutu which unfortunately currently lacks a sufficient pharmacy dispensary. We offer general and specialised health care in paediatrics, surgery, dentistry, maternity, ophthalmology, dermatology, neuropsychiatry, physiotherapy, and medical imaging.