On January 27, 2018, alumni of U.S. Embassy exchange programs and other volunteer participants in the monthly Community Service Day (CSD) volunteered their time and services in several towns around the DRC. CSD volunteer activities in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi focused on the education sector. In Kinshasa, volunteers restored a school in a economically depressed community on the Congo River island of Kauka. Near Lubumbashi, exchange alumni and other volunteers visited the village of Mimbulu to help families in need pay school frees for 51 students. CSD volunteers engaged in similar activities in uvira, Bukavu, and Kolwezi. To learn about how you can participate in CSD volunteer actives, please email KinshasaAlumni@state.gov with your name, hometown, and contact information.