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Famille Debout (eng. Family Stand Up!) is a non-government organization which promotes education and cultural development of both African and Belgian families by helping them lead a decent life. We help families stand on their feet by providing them elementary education and a hope for a better future.

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Our organization operates on three continents, with its main headquarters in Belgium. Since July 2012, Famille Debout has been awarded with a consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and has been actively participating in the United Nations conferences and debates.

Currently, we are supporting the operation of a nursery and primary school of Lusanga, attended by roughly 125 children and located 50 km from the city of Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our mission lies in helping Belgian and Congolese families to stand up with dignity and have a decent life. Unfortunately, a lot of the Congolese families today suffer and it is our duty as a community to help them by realizing their self-worth through education and cultural development.

Famille Debout is solely supported by contributions from our members and donations from our supporters and private individuals. We receive no financial support from the state, government or the United Nations.

President: Alain Lukanga

Team

Father Alain Lukanga Founder and President Father Alain is a founder and a president of "Famille Debout". He was born on June 28, 1957 at Leverville (currently Lusanga) 40 km (about 24 miles)  from Kikwit.

Father Alain Lukanga

Founder and President

Father Alain is a founder and a president of "Famille Debout". He was born on June 28, 1957 at Leverville (currently Lusanga) 40 km (about 24 miles)  from Kikwit.

Annicette Representative at the United Nations (New York) As an international affairs professional, Annicette’s career started at the United Nations Population Funds where she raised $350 million dollars to eradicate poverty in developing countries. She is also a co- founder of AnicetKids, a nonprofit organization that supports youth education and sports program in Chad. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Baruch College, New York, and a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from the City University of New York. Annicette is fluent in both English and French.

Annicette

Representative at the United Nations (New York)

As an international affairs professional, Annicette’s career started at the United Nations Population Funds where she raised $350 million dollars to eradicate poverty in developing countries.

She is also a co- founder of AnicetKids, a nonprofit organization that supports youth education and sports program in Chad.

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Baruch College, New York, and a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from the City University of New York. Annicette is fluent in both English and French.

Martine Representative at the United Nations (New York) Martine Edjuku comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She graduated from School of Teaching ISP/Gombe in Kinshasa where she got her B.A in French Linguistics. When she moved to the US, she got a second B.A with a double major; International Studies and Development, and Romance Languages: Spanish and French at the City College of New York in 2016. She hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies this fall, focusing on Social and Environmental Justice Studies.   

Martine

Representative at the United Nations (New York)

Martine Edjuku comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She graduated from School of Teaching ISP/Gombe in Kinshasa where she got her B.A in French Linguistics. When she moved to the US, she got a second B.A with a double major; International Studies and Development, and Romance Languages: Spanish and French at the City College of New York in 2016. She hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies this fall, focusing on Social and Environmental Justice Studies. 

 

 
Adriana Representative at the United Nations (New York) Adriana is a representative for Famille Debout at the United Nations and an outreach specialist. She is also our content developer and creative writer. She holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies.

Adriana

Representative at the United Nations (New York)

Adriana is a representative for Famille Debout at the United Nations and an outreach specialist. She is also our content developer and creative writer. She holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies.

Zelimir Representative at the United Nations (New York) Zelimir is a representative for Famille Debout at the United Nations and a technical advisor. He maintains our website and makes sure everything is up to date. He is an experienced software engineer with 5+ years in the industry. He holds a Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technology.

Zelimir

Representative at the United Nations (New York)

Zelimir is a representative for Famille Debout at the United Nations and a technical advisor. He maintains our website and makes sure everything is up to date. He is an experienced software engineer with 5+ years in the industry. He holds a Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technology.

Call or Visit

 

Rue Lieutenant-Colonel Maniette 1
5020 Namur
Belgium
+32 (473) 784-981

Email

General Inquiries and Partnerships

alain.lukanga@familledebout.org